If you’re fascinated by Case Study Houses and the program that made a huge impact on American architecture, then this book is for you. This hardcover book delves into all 36 Case Study homes and holds pages of architectural inspiration.
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the fathers of modern design and what better way to learn about him and his mind than to read the words he wrote himself. Although it’s been over 70 years since its initial publication, this autobiography still holds a bit of humor and a lot of interesting stories.
Eva Zeisel was known for breaking the rules of ceramic design and she truly made a household name for herself. Not only does this book account for every ceramics line she has created, it is also the first completed biography of her life and work.
Quirky illustrations and quotes from incredible women bring mid century female empowerment to light. This picture book is a perfect addition to your library and an even better gift for your favorite midcentury woman.
Every library needs a few classics. The Catcher in the Rye is a celebrated American novel that is set in the 1950s. Take a walk with Holden Caulfield and get a taste of life in the 50s with a side of teenage angst.
That’s right—not only can you have our print magazines, but you can also display Atomic Ranch’s new book, out October 13, 2021! Atomic Ranch: Remodeled Marvels equips you with everything you need to know to tackle your renovation dreams, avoid project nightmares and craft the stunning modernist gem you’ve always wanted—all in a beautiful, inspiring tome that will look perfect on your coffee table.
Bring a little retro flair to your hosting duties with this modern bar book. This book contains 115 drink recipes for the cocktail lovers and the wine aficionados. Its cover is even cute enough to display on your brass bar cart.
Follow up your bar book with a few drinks from the session cocktail book. If you’re a fan of low-alcohol drinks or you’re throwing a business soiree, this is the perfect book for just a little splash of alcohol.
This beautiful Eames coffee table book gives the room a subtle pop of color and contrasts beautifully against dark wood! But, this book isn’t just pretty on the outside, it also dives into the relationship between Charles and Ray Eames and how their passion for their work created such iconic design.
We all have a love for the desert and its modern charm. Much of this charm comes from the Springs’ famous doors. Whether it’s The Pink Door or a simple hole in the wall, each comes with a story and inspires a new tourist destination.
Keep the desert vibe going with this “bible of Desert Modern design”. This book covers 12 of the desert’s most influential architects and how they built Palm Springs to be what it is today.
If you’re a Mad Men fan, then this book is definitely for you. While this book covers a lot of advertising history, it also gives background on iconic products and brands from the 50s that sparked the fire in the advertising industry.
Not all Mid Century Modern books have to be a dense read. Give your eyes a rest from reading and browse through a few of these midcentury postcards. Flip through images of modern products, designs, and architecture for a little inspo. Did we mention this also makes for a great gift?
Adult coloring books are all the rage right now and they’re wonderful for relieving stress! Whip out your colored pencils, put your favorite record on, and sit down with these 2 lively coloring books. Choose from treasure hunts and household items to popular mid century patterns!
Read through the legacy of Joseph Eichler and all he did to make the American Dream possible in California. From employing revolutionary architects to creating home innovations that would last for decades, Eichler made his name known from California to across the globe.
We love a good before and after picture and this book is full of them! Selwyn Pullman shows side by side how life and architecture thrived in the 50s and how it looks now. If you’re itching to find a midcentury fixer upper, this is just the book for you!
We’ve seen how mid century style has made its way into the Disney world, most recently in The Incredibles. But, how did the styles of classic stories, like Cinderella and Peter Pan, come about? This book is a fun one for the Mid Century Modern books collector and details the lives and the inspirations of the artists that made these films into some of the most known movies in history.
What’s a tropical cocktail without a little tiki flair? This tiki bar book has a sleek design and has an elegant take on the classic tiki party.
If you’re a little tiki obsessed (like we are), it might be time to take a tiki road trip! Read through pages of tiki restaurant and bar reviews across the continent. Even try a few of the drink recipes!
No collection of Mid Century Modern books is complete without a travel tome. While you’re on your tiki road trip, check out a few of these midcentury destinations! Find hidden gems along the way and finally cross that famous tourist spot off your bucket list. For a teaser of some of the book’s gorgeous photography, see Midcentury Marvels Along America’s Pacific Coast.
Frank Llyod Wright and Phillip Johnson paved the way for modern architects everywhere. See how their sparky charisma and passion for design created the world’s most celebrated buildings.
Cap your collection of Mid Century Modern books off with this one detailing some of the era’s most iconic chairs. Every piece of furniture has a story to tell and these chairs have 100! See what life these chairs lived in this interesting take on midcentury furniture.