If you're in love with Mid-century, Danish Modern furniture, or the sterling silver jewelry of Georg Jensen; If you collect ...
moreIf you're in love with Mid-century, Danish Modern furniture, or the sterling silver jewelry of Georg Jensen; If you collect the works of Alvar Alto, as I do - or Kaj Franck and Bruno Mathsson, here is a must-have vintage reference book: Scandinavian Modern Design 1880-1980. It is an oversized, coffee table book, from Harry N. Abrams (1982).
This is a comprehensive, mouth-watering vintage book, focusing on 100 years of Scandinavian design. Unmarked, clean and bright. This First Edition, edited by Margaret Donovan, was published in conjunction with an international exhibition, 'Scandinavian Modern: 1880-1980,' organized by Cooper-Hewitt Museum (the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design). The handsome 287-page hardcover displays 380 masterworks (81 in full color). It surveys the work of 250 designers - celebrating the creative genius of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Displays of Viking revival silver, enamels and textiles; Art Nouveau ceramics, sculptural furniture and "a rich variety of crafts". As a bonus, there are 13 essays by leading curators, scholars and critics on the design of the Nordic countries. With an index and biographical sketches on the designers. less
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