Author: Sharon Leece
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Featuring over 300 beautiful photographs and extensive commentary, China Style blends the chic designs of modern China with the sensibilities of traditional Chinese art. Chinese interior design is a kaleidoscope of competing influences: scholarly gardens versus opium dens, imperial palaces battling concrete and steel high-rises, rural simplicity fighting urban chaos,.China Style gives an insider's look at the interiors that draw from this vivid and powerful tradition, a tradition that is constantly being reinterpreted to produce a fresh and dynamic style of contemporary design. A gorgeous idea book, China Style illustrates a practical and achievable way to incorporate traditional and contemporary Chinese interior design ideas into your own home decor. The exquisite houses featured in this book demonstrate that Chinese design has truly gone global. Author Sharon Leece explores how contemporary interiors anywhere in the world today—whether in London, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore or Bangkok—can be given a dramatic flair with Chinese furniture and design. Chapters include: China Style Goes Global Ming and Qing Elegance Redefined Chinoiserie Old and New The New Shanghai Style China Modern Decorating China Style The interiors range from formal metropolitan apartments featuring priceless Ming antiques, to trendy Shanghai art deco homes from the 1930s and Maoist-inspired chic from the 1950s and 60s, to the unique overseas Chinese shophouses of Southeast Asia and the cutting-edge Chinese art minimalism of contemporary Beijing and Hong Kong.
Author: David Heathcote, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture
The colourful and unique MoDA Style Guides offer a fascinating insight into 20the-Century home decoration and furnishings, and are an excellent resource for the enthusiast. Beautifully illustrated and expertly researched, the guides draw from the extensive MoDA collections and other original sources including retail and trade catalogues, domestic magazines and household manuals.
Author: Terence Conran
Publisher: Random House Value Pub
A profusely illustrated guide to every aspect of decorating provides ideas and techniques for increasing the beauty and comfort of homes of all styles and sizes
Author: Barbara Darcy, Bloomingdale's (Firm)
Explains principles of interior design and provides a wealth of suggestions for creating atmosphere in rooms suited to individual tastes and life-styles
Author: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
The extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960s Los Angeles Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art fueled their creativity, which in turn inspired the city. Today Los Angeles has four museums dedicated to contemporary art, around one hundred galleries, and thousands of artists. Here, at last, is the book that tells the saga of how the scene came into being, why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness, 1960s-style, spawned countless innovations, including Andy Warhol's first exhibition, Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective, Frank Gehry's mind-bending architecture, Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, even the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Doors, and other purveyors of a California style. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of cool.
Author: Emily Henson
Presents interiors designed in a rustic bohemian style and offers tips on pattern, color, textiles, and display for those inspired by the designs.
Author: Brian J. McCarthy, Bunny Williams
A lushly illustrated look inside the interior design firm that set the standard for America’s finest homes—serving the Astors, the Kennedys, and more. Starting in the 1960s, one name was synonymous with gorgeous interior design and luxurious, stylish home décor: Parish-Hadley Associates, who were commissioned by some of the most prominent families in the country, from the Kennedys to the Astors, Rockefellers, and Gettys. In this “must-have addition to your design library,” thirty interior designers relate in detail their personal experiences working at the firm, accompanied by images they have chosen of their own work, past and present, illustrating how their careers have been shaped by the industry-changing partnership between Sister Parish and Albert Hadley (Architectural Digest). “You can’t say ‘Parish-Hadley’ without tipping your cap toward the revered interior firm that’s inspired the design community since the ’60s. . . . Here, 30 renowned designers revisit lessons learned from the iconic duo. Take notes!” —USA Today
Author: Leslie A. Piña
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Highly collectible household objects designed and signed by name artists of the 1950s and 1960s are presented here including gift and tableware, glass, ceramics and enamel items. Much is written about the leading designer and marketing wizard Georges Briard, and many of his designs are pictured, along with much work by the other prominent featured artists.
Author: Wayne Hemingway
A cool and consumer-driven showcase of everyday interior design of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s. From toasted sandwich makers to mass-produced polypropylene or tubular steel chairs, from porch swings to cocktail shakers, "Mass Market Classics" delves into the various living areas of the suburban home (and the catalogues from where the items were ordered) to find the best of popular design. It combines hip graphic treatments with a level of ironic kitschness that reflects the products featured. Pop-cultural design aficionado Wayne Hemmingway adds a commentary as a collector and champion of mass-produced interior design.
Author: Orla Kiely
The world of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful global brand in the decade since its launch. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide.Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, Orla looks at pattern in all its manifestations - the impact of scale and proportion, rhythm and texture and the all-important dimension of colour. With her prints applied to a wide range of products, from bags and clothing to decorative objects and soft furnishings, she is in a unique position to comment on all the ways in which pattern can enrich our lives. Illustrated with many examples of Orla's work, along with inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is both a visual treasury and a thoughtful guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.
Author: Ashley Hicks
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
David Hicks is acknowledged as one of the most important interior designers of the late twentieth century, in the company of Albert Hadley and Billy Baldwin. Known for his bold use of color, eclecticism, and geometric designs in carpets and textiles, Hicks turned English decorating on its head in the ’50s and ’60s. His trademark use of electrifying color combinations, and mixing antiques, modern furniture, and abstract paintings became the "in style" for the chic of the day, including Vidal Sassoon and Helena Rubinstein. By the ’70s, David Hicks was a brand; his company was making wallpaper, fabrics, and linens and had outposts in eight countries, including the U.S. where he worked with the young Mark Hampton, and where his wallpaper was used in the White House. "My greatest contribution as an interior designer has been to show people how to use bold color mixtures, how to use patterned carpets, how to light rooms, and how to mix old with new,’’ he stated in his 1968 work, David Hicks on Living—with Taste, the last authoritative book on his work. Written by his son Ashley Hicks, who has unprecedented access to Hicks’s archives, personal photos, journals, and scrapbooks, this is a vibrantly illustrated celebration of a half century of stunning interiors.
Author: Mr Jason Grant
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Modern Retro Home is your key to unlocking the secrets behind a thoroughly contemporary home that takes inspiration from the past. Organized into chapters according to each room of your house, Jason Grant takes us inside homes that embrace aesthetics from the 60s, 70s, and other classic decades of design, and walks us through why the styling of each room works. Despite its adventure into the past, don't expect to find tired-looking rooms in this book – Jason's fresh and accessible style shines through every page in their bright, colorful photographs. No matter the size of their budget or living space, or whether their belongings are sourced from eBay or high-end vintage stores, the tips in this book are accessible to anyone interested in creating their own modern retro home.
Author: Michelle Gringeri-Brown
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors showcases the virtues of the popular and ubiquitous ranch houses that sprang up across the country following World War II. It features the exceptional interiors of eight houses, discusses successes and challenges, and shows how to live stylishly. Tips are shared on color, flooring, window coverings, furniture arrangements, and how off-the-shelf components can be turned into custom features. The homeowners' stories explain why these rooms work, and provide you with resources and ideas for everything from garage doors to the art on the wall. Writer Michelle Gringeri-Brown and photographer Jim Brown publish the quarterly magazine Atomic Ranch, which features ranch homes built all across America. They are the authors of Atomic Ranch: Design Ideas for Stylish Ranch Homes and live in Portland, Oregon, in a 1952 brick ranch.
Author: Nicos Zographos
The world's most singular, severely elegant collection of contemporary furniture has been created by Nicos Zographos. He has produced hundreds of striking designs for thousands of spaces in America and Europe. Many great architects like Philip Johnson, Gordon Bunshaft, Walter Gropius, and I. M. Pei have used his work to complement their buildings. This volume, featuring color photographs of his interior design projects as well as dramatic duotone images of his furniture, gathers and critically assesses his work for the first time. Zographos is the last adherent to the strict aesthetic principles first defined by the European Bauhaus school, and he is very likely one of the last designers to manage his own manufacturing company. Within a business bounded by commercial constraints, his enduring values have significantly influenced both the style and the standards of the modern furniture industry.