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Birth of the Cool

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics

This book accompanied a traveling exhibit, that if you were lucky enough to see, would have blown you away.  Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at the Midcentury looked at the dialogue between art, architecture, film, music & design in California 1950's creating a whole picture of the visual influence of modernism. 

Birth-of-the-Cool-Cover

While, the 2007 exhibition has long been dispersed to the lenders, and the book has gone into its second printing, the world is still a little cooler because of this retro-spective. 

Great images, great essays, and totally inspiring- this book is a must-have for anyone interested in mid-century modernism. 

Cheers!

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