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: 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: 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: Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand, Catharine Rossi, Katarina Serulus
A history of the nightclub from Studio 54 to the Double Club Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Throughout the 20th century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. Night Fever: A Design History of Club Culture examines the history of the nightclub, with examples ranging from Italian nightclubs of the 1960s that were created by members of the Radical Design group to the legendary Studio 54 in New York, Philippe Starck's Les Bains Douches in Paris and the more recent Double Club in London, conceived by German artist Carsten Höller for the Prada Foundation. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters and fashion, Night Fever takes the reader on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour, subculture and the search for the night that never ends.
Author: Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Take a tour of the top couture fabric design houses of Paris during the early 1960s. This visual feast explores more than 250 exemplary designs in full-color photographs of fabric swatches. Explore a multitude of styles, ranging from playful geometrics to novelty prints and from abstract experimentation to the increasingly far-out florals that would mark the decade. Beautifully detailed shots present a close look at the cream of the early 1960s crop from Paris's best couture houses. Each fabric sample illustrated lists the date of publication, as well as the fabric content when known. A special section explores upholstery and household fabrics of the era. In all, this is a comprehensive guide and an indispensable aid for both designers and students.
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 Summers
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
The first book by AD 100 designer Emily Summers, featuring interiors that celebrate a new idea of American modernism. Weaving mid-century Continental furniture and modern art by the likes of Frank Stella and Jasper Johns into important American homes, Summers has created a vast collection of cohesive, covetable interiors notable for their streamlined beauty. From a contemporary city penthouse to a 1940s ranch, from Summers' Round House, to her 60s Palm Springs getaway, the homes featured range in period and style, but all will serve as inspiration to readers looking to decorate in a Modernist tradition. Summers shares her building blocks of a great modernist house: how the interior should reflect its setting; how to combine fine art with design; why the interior and architecture must be linked; how to build collections; how to modernize traditional houses; and how to restore existing modernist houses. This is essential reading for fans of modernism and minimalism.
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: 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: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
Author: Douglas Congdon-Martin, Tina Skinner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Relive an era when the kitchen was kitsch -- melamine bowls were pink and purple, cocktail shakers and party glasses sported fun themes, iced tea was served in sweaty spun aluminium of futuristic metallic shades, and wall clocks kept time in bright plastic frames shaped to evoke the jet age. This wonderful collector's guide helps to date and value items manufactured for the kitchen in the mid-20th century. items range from ever popular cocktail accessories to serving ware, pitchers and glassware, canisters, spice racks, trivets, ashtrays, rotary wall phones, chalkware ornaments, and salt and pepper shakers. Here is a nostalgic trip back in time, to mum's eat-in kitchen where family and neighbours gathered for cards, gossip, and good eats.
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: 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.