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Miller's collecting modern design
Hoban, Sally.
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London : Miller's, [2001]

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240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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NK1125 .H63 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Miller'sguide to the modern examines design styles and movements from roughly 1925 onwards, looking at how these ideals translate into practical application in the decorative arts. "Focus on" features profile the most important, influential designers in depth, and this is the only volume that gives collectors an overview of all the different media. It tackles questions such as: "Why is one piece more valuable than another?"and "How does one spot an original prototype from a reproduction?" Anyone with an interest in buying modern designs must have this. 

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Library Journal Review

These three books together provide a look at 20th-century modernist design, from accessories to furniture to homes. Beginning with early modernist design, Hoban covers pre-World War II, mid-century, pop, and postmodern interior and personal accessories, such as ceramics, glass, textiles, jewelry, and graphic design. She emphasizes furniture and includes information on a selection of designers and design movements. Ellison, a collector and dealer in Scandinavian and other modern furnishings, gives a comprehensive view of modern Scandinavian furniture, with an alphabetical listing of designers that includes a brief biography, notable designs, and color photographs of their work. Appendixes include information on manufacturers and their designers and an international source guide to this furniture style. The furniture and accessories displayed in these two books would be welcome in the houses shown by Weaving and Freedman. The authors provide a history of the modernist architectural style, a review of the major architects, and contemporary modernist houses, concluding with a list of those open to the public. All three books are recommended for professional, academic, and large interior design collections, with Hoban's book also recommended for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.