So What Exactly Is Mid Century Modern?

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Midcentury modern is an architectural, product, interior and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern furniture design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. Mid-Century modern furniture first showed up in the 1950s and ’60s. Midcentury modern was reaffirmed in 1983 by Cara Greenberg in her title of the book, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s celebrating the style that is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. In the 1984 seminal book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Harmony Books, Crown Publishers, Inc New York). The author Cara Greenberg gave a term to the style of design, furniture, architecture and accessories that had proliferated since World War II. Mid-Century has seen streaks of popularity, yet it had a dedicated and consistent following, like ModCom group of Los Angeles Conservancy. With the extreme accuracy and detail, the Mid-Century’s design has…

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