Modern Furniture Classics: Postwar to Post-Modernism gives a comprehensive outlook to the history of furniture design from 1945 until the 1980s. The text is in English; the illustration comprises of rarely published colour photographs.
The book’s narrative proceeds chronologically starting from rationalist ideals of the reconstruction period. The next chapters discuss organic design, pop culture and anti-design, and the interesting transition period of the 1970s that preceded the full boom of postmodernism in the 1980s. The authors – Charlotte and Peter Fiell – give a thorough description of the main features of each era and provide the reader with a rich variety of furniture samples. Each of the presented furniture piece is also described in detail. Modern Furniture Classics: Postwar to Post-Modernism was published by Thames & Hudson in 1988.
The copy in stock is in good condition. The covers only show some shelf wear and minor signs of use, and the pages show some slight yellowing on the edges.