Bookshelf: Natural Modern

Monday, February 21, 2011

This fall Rizzoli published two books that focus on the natural side of Modernism--both mid-century Modernism and Modernist-influenced contemporary design. I'd like to add both to my collection of design books.

Handcrafted Modern
is a photographic collection of fourteen homes of Modernist architects and designers, including Charles and Ray Eames, Walter Gropius and Eva Zeisel. Photographer Leslie Williamson chose to shoot only homes that remained intact as they were when their inhabitants lived in them.

Houses: Modern Natural, Natural Modern documents new buildings that have been designed to fit into their natural surroundings. The homes featured are from around the globe, including those designed by notable contemporary architects like Sean Godsell and Allied Works Architecture.


Kathy said...

I was way close to buying Handcrafted Modern after taking a peak in the bookstore. I haven't looked through the other book, so thanks for the recommendation!

Laura Fenton said...

Isn't it gorgeous? It makes me want to visit each and every one of those homes.


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