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California Design, 1930-1965 : Living in a Modern Way

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Written By:

Wendy Kaplan; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; et al

Published By:

Mit Pr, 09/06/2011

Product Details:

359 p. : 12.25 H x 1.50 D x 9.75 W inches 5.62 lbs.

This generously illustrated book, for a major exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum, examines California's mid-century modern design. It traces a distinctively California modernism in the 1930s to such European émigrés as Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler; inspirations from Mexico and Asia, new schools for design training, concepts about leisure, and the conversion of wartime technologies to peacetime use. The heart of California Design is the modern California home, famously characterized by open plans conducive to outdoor living. The layouts of modernist homes by Pierre Koenig, Craig Ellwood, and Raphael Soriano, for example, were intended to blur the distinction between indoors and out, featuring Charles and Ray Eames's  furniture. Includes 350 images, most in color, of furniture, ceramics, metalwork, architecture, graphic and industrial design, film, textiles, and fashion, and ten incisive essays.
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