American Modern

American Modern

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Overview

Designer and merchant, collector and tastemaker, Thomas O’Brien has made a career of translating cool notions of modernism into an easy and generous array of modern styles that anyone can attain. Now he introduces readers to a range of those styles—from casual to formal, vintage to urban—alongside stunning photography and charming design stories.

O’Brien carefully describes the design process of his chosen projects, including a downtown New York City loft, a traditional Connecticut estate, and a converted schoolhouse in eastern Long Island. Each home explores a view on the modern design spectrum he has created, as well as the individual choices that make the design unique and its mix essentially American. He explains not only what was at work to create a given style, but how readers can import those practices to their own homes and personal design sensibilities. Important design principles such as architectural authenticity, color relationships, correctness of scale, and informed collecting are threaded through a practical narrative that reads like a master class in interior design.

American Modern is an inspiring design volume that will redefine the way readers think about modern interiors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810984783
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 755,522
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Thomas O’Brien is an interior and home furnishings designer based in New York City. He is the founder and president of Aero Studios, one of America’s most respected design firms, and is the author of American Modern and Aero.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decorating so quiet and writing so precise that you may be tempted to fall asleep, but stick with it, there's a touch of madness in all that restraint, or maybe OCD, but it does grow on one, and I learned alot. Extremely American, in the best of ways, in fact T O'B makes Ralph Lauren look practically foriegn, and certainly eclectic. A book for really training your eye.
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