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If your coffee table doesn’t already host a rotation of books on mid century design, now is the time to start! We’ve rounded up 7 must-read selections that span from mid century architecture and furniture to fashion and art.Courtesy of Design*Sponge
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This coffee table book documents the explosion of mid century architecture in California after World War II—as seen through the lens of photographer Marvin Rand.
You can read more about the book here.
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Who wouldn’t want to know more about the life and work of Charles and Ray Eames? This book explores not only the beauty and form of their work, but its continuous impact.
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“This volume is the single best source for anyone interested in exploring and experiencing Mid-Century Modern, the international design movement that still influences homes and lifestyles from Palm Springs to Long Island and from Japan to Scandinavia.”
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This movement is far more than homes, so we’d be remiss not to celebrate the iconic art that came of the mid century’s unique perspective.
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Oftentimes, Palm Springs gets all the glory for the California dessert’s modernist landscape. This book seeks to showcase the neighboring mecca of Rancho Mirage—a mod town with just as much pedigree and preservation.
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We recently wrote about this book, and it’s too good not to mention again. No matter if you’re a fan of mid century art, illustration, or a Disney buff, this book is a must-read.
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Midcentury Modern sofas are the perfect marriage of style and comfort. To prove it, we’ve rounded up 7 sofas you’re sure to love.