Zeeland, Mich. Herman Miller Furniture Co., 1950. Hardcover. Tan canvas cloth, 72 pp., profusely illus. in BW. G (No dj; cover is soiled or aged; ex-library with pocket and few marks; many pages. have water mark along open edge margin; most text and illus. are clear.). Item #151749
Today, it's known as mid-century modern. But no one referred to the furniture of the early 1950s by this name when it was contemporary and seen every day. According to the introduction supplied by designer George Nelson, this book "is primarily an illustrated record of furniture currently in production, and as such it has been planned for convenient use by those whose business it is to purchase or specify furniture. It is also intended as a guide for professionals such as architects and interior designers. In addition to photographic illustrations, the book presents measured drawings of all major pieces, so that the relationship of rooms and furniture can be accurately studied. Design students, it is hoped, will find the book equally valuable as a reference." (p. 5) And now, cultural historians and antiques fans as well. Uncommon.
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