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  • This Sunday's London highlights include the "triumphant return" to Lords Cricket Ground of The Midcentury Show, featuring over fifty dealers offering superlative examples of the finest in midcentury items. Hailed as a "brilliantly curated" and "a must-visit event for anyone seeking original mid-century design", Lords 2013 presents first-class dealers offering first-rate design classics from the finest names of the period. Early trade admission 9 am, thrifty enthusiasts and public 10am- 4pm.

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  • "Borax" designs in the furniture industry in the 1920's and 1930's were used to describe furniture that is meaningless in design.  This article in Furniture Age is a copy of a speech given by Mary Davis Gillies to a Women's Meeting at Bloomingdale's.  It's interesting to note that there are some great designs in the photo here shown as "Borax" and taken by Richard Averell Smith and captioned "Modernism is simplifying many objects in the home"....in this photo, designs by Gilbert Rohde.  Hardl

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  • What a wonderful place to research all things Modernism!  The library is loaded with an entire collection of Period Literature dealing with manufacturers and designers of 20th Century Decorative Arts!!!!  The library staff is excellent and will help you in any way they can.  Definitely a MUST if you are in the area!!!!

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  • In 1953 Frank Lloyd Wright designed an exhibition titled A Long-Awaited Tribute: FLW's Usonian House & Pavilion, which was installed on the 5th Avenue site designated for construction of the Guggenheim Museum. The exhibit consisted of a temporary pavilion housing renderings and plans, and a complete 1700-square foot Usonian House, transported to the site and re-assembled on an parking lot next to the Sackler townhouse.

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  • What a great place this is!  An incredible set of resources available on the American Furniture Designers and Manufacturers!!!  We'll be sharing some of the great "stuff" we've found while researching for documentation on the period.  Keep on looking and I'll try to post something new every day while here. 

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  • LeCorbusier's Villa Savoye in Poissy, France
     

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  • LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THIS EXHIBIT!!!  AT THE GETTY CENTER
    Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990
    April 9–July 21, 2013

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  • A GREAT ARTICLE ON FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSES.....

    http://www.modernmag.com/?p=2593

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  • ONE OF OUR FAVORITE MAGAZINES! GREAT ARTICLES ON DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE AND WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE MODERNISM.COM WORLD!
    http://www.modernmag.com/

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  • Modernism.com™ has been online since 1995 and was named Forbes’ Best of the Web in 2000. Our new mission is to provide an exclusive Internet marketplace for the world’s best dealers in 20th Century art and design.

    The dealers on our website are professionals, invited to join based on the excellence of their inventory and their general product knowledge.

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