‘Contemporary’: Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s - Lesley Jackson

‘Contemporary’: Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s - Lesley Jackson

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'CONTEMPORARY': ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS OF THE 1950S - Lesley Jackson

This text provides a definition and examination of the so-called contemporary style that dominated architecture and design from the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. In those years of increasing promise and prosperity, a fresh and liberating style was hallmarked by open-plan interiors and vibrant fabric design, manifesting itself in the picture window and the open plan; in vibrant fabric design and printed wall coverings; in new forms of furniture from Scandinavia and stylish light fittings from Italy; and most tellingly in the Contemporary kitchen with its fitted units and mod-con appliances. Included is work by Charles Eames, Pierre Koenig, Arne Jacobsen and Lucienne Day.

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10 x 1 x 11.5 inches

3.2 pounds