Miller's Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design
From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-century Modern reveals the glory of one of the most exciting periods of design history: the late 1940s to the 1970s. The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages. Key pieces (including a number of previously unpublished examples) are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.
Judith Miller is the UK's leading author of antiques reference books - her titles have sold more than 390,000 copies in the UK alone (Nielsen BookScan, UK); A comprehensive and critical guide to one of the most exciting periods in design history; Features all of the most iconic designs and designers emanating from the late 1940s to the early 1970s; Price codes to help you value and appraise your mid-century collection.
Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques and design through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. Her expertise includes historic interiors. In 1979 Judith co-founded the international bestseller Miller's Antiques Handbook and Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.
INTRODUCTION What Went Before The Shock of the New (including colour, texture and new materials) Interiors Furniture and Lighting Glass Ceramics Metalware Textiles Designers (An A-Z Directory of 184 Key Designers of Mid-century Modern Style) RESOURCES INDEX ACKNOWLEDGMENTS