Crafting a Modern World: The Architecture and Design of Antonin and NoTmi Raymond
Mari Sakamoto Nakahara, Ken Tadashi Oshima, Christine Vendredi-AuzanneauISBN: 1568985835;
There appears to be no end in sight to the ongoing love affair with mid-century modern design. Still, it's curious that we keep hearing the same names again and again while so much inspiring work waits for its "moment" to be discovered. Antonin and No mi Raymond are now ready for their close-up. Crafting a Modern World is the first comprehensive book in English on the duo that creatively transformed design from 1917 to 1966. Best known for a series of finely detailed structures built in Japan during the 1930s, the Raymonds had prolific careers that included designs for factories, of?ce buildings, churches, and schools as well as furniture, fabrics, and graphic design. The Raymonds combined their European modern roots with the vernacular craft traditions they discovered in regions as diverse as Japan, India, and rural Pennsylvania. They also collaborated with some of the twentieth century's leading thinkers and artists, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Cass Gilbert, Isamu...
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