Canadian Woodworking

Mid-Century modern design: a complete sourcebook


A fabulous guided excursion through the world of design from the mid-1940s to the early 1970s.

Author: Carl Duguay

Mid-century roughly covers the period from about the mid-1940s to the early 1970s. Some of the highly esteemed furniture, textile, pottery and housing designs that continue to influence us today – from people like Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Arne Jacobsen, and George Nelson – come from this period.

Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Author: Dominic Bradbury
Price: $56.96
ISBN: 978-0500023471
Year: 2020
Format: softcover, 544 pages

The subtitle of this book – a complete sourcebook – should give you some idea of it’s scope. It not only covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, interior design, architecture, graphics and posters, but almost 100 influential designers of the period. There are over 1,000 photographs along with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts.

If you’re a design aficionado, collector or just a reader seeking inspiration for your home, you’ll want to add this book to your library. It’s a fabulous guided excursion through the world of design.

Last modified: September 29, 2023

Carl Duguay - [email protected]

Carl is a Victoria-based furniture maker and the web editor at Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement.

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