Before we met Don Draper, we were already going mad for midcentury modern furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles. A new book by antiques-pricing expert Judith Miller gives an Alvar Aalto to Frantisek Zemek look at the pieces and designers of the late 1940s to the early 1970s.
By STACY DOWNS
The Kansas City Star
Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design (Octopus Publishing Group, $40) is a 256-page hardcover with more than 500 photographs of individual objects and interiors.
Wholl like this book: Fans of Charles and Ray Eames and iconic modern design
Who wont: Those who dont know Verner Panton from Pantone
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Style in a nutshell: Yesterdays designs for todays living