For lovers of mid-century interior design looking into adding the style to their homes, Judith Miller’s Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design is an excellent guide. The book, which was published in November 2012, is a comprehensive guide to the style that has stood the test of time and still inspires modern decorators. For those who sigh over the clean lines of an Eames chair or the rounded swoops of Georg Jensen silver, this is a book to treasure.
The book covers the most iconic designs and designers from the 1940s to 1960s providing information on the development of different innovations in design, production methods, and materials. This era was particularly rich in change as more and more designers pressed the limits of what was possible.
Furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors and textiles from the period are some of the most desirable collectibles on the market today. Miller’s guide has stand-alone feature pages highlighting the careers and influence of groundbreaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Licienne Day, Georg Jensen, Arne Jacobsen and many others. The book contains 500-plus photographs making it a must-have for collectors, designers and others looking for photo references.
Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller’s Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, which are indispensable references for collectors and dealers. She appears regularly on TV and radio and has been featured as an expert on the Antiques Roadshow as well as appearing on The Martha Stewart Show and on CNN. The hardcover book is listed for $39.99.