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MCM books recommendations wanted!

Postby acedynamite » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:08 am

I`m wondering if anyone knows about any good books to buy about MCM culture/interior/garden design?

Has anyone got this one? http://www.amazon.com/Springs-Mid-centu ... UTF8&psc=1

I'm also thinking about the newest Atomic ranch book.. I liked the first one.. Is the last one more less the same, but different ranches?

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Postby egads » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:48 am

I don't have the second Atomic Ranch book, but it is focused on interiors rather than whole houses. I do think the Russell Wright reprint they sell on
their books page would be a good resource.

http://www.atomic-ranch.com/store/index ... ex&cPath=2

Also, you might keep an eye out on Ebay for old books by Sunset Magazine's book division. Especially for landscape.

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Postby scowsa » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:55 pm

I own the Palm Springs book referenced and it is all exterior shots, so you get to see the architecture and the front gardens.

The most comprehensive display of original MCM interiors I have seen is in this book http://www.amazon.com/Modernism-Rediscovered-Pierluigi-Serraino/dp/3822864153
which I received as a gift.

Note that a cheaper version was later issued by Taschen but it is apparently 160 pages shorter than 2000 edition.
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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:35 am

The official Lotta Living Reading List is linked above ^

http://www.lottaliving.com/reading.shtml
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Postby Joe » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:18 pm

funny, many of the books I bought 10-15 years ago have quadrupled in value 8-)


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