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MODERN ORIGINALS: AT HOME WITH MIDCENTURY EUROPEAN DESIGNERS. Leslie Williamson. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 2014. 224 pp. with 240 col. ills. 26 x 22 cm. LC 2013-950489 ISBN 9780847842230 In English.
Publisher's description: This gorgeously photographed volume features the intimate and private spaces of both the icons and unknown vanguards of European mid-century architecture and design. Showcasing the functional beauty of mid-century design, Modern Originals presents the innovative homes by some of the most compelling and influential European mid-century designers, including Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Finn Juhl, Robin and Lucienne Day, and Gae Aulenti, to name a few. Williamson gained exclusive access to homes that are often closed to the public, and this intimacy is reflected in her richly detailed photographs. Each chapter is dedicated to a single home where the interiors are intact as they were lived in by their designers. Examples include the iconic Studio Achille Castiglioni in Milan; the Helsinki home of Aino and Alvar Aalto with signs of functionalism preserved; Finn Juhl's Scandinavian farmhouse, with warm woods and bursts of primary colors; and Carlo Mollino's eccentric Italian lair filled with his sensually shaped designs. This rare glimpse into the personal spaces of legendary designers in the mid-century canon reveals the highest expression of their ideas created for the most demanding of clients: themselves.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Post-1945 — Interior Design
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 157110
Hardcover $50.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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