Announcing our latest book giveaway: Leslie Williamson’ Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Mid-century Designers, published by Rizzoli. Photographing with only natural light, Williamson documented details of the homes of fourteen mid-century designers, artists and craftspeople, including Jens Risom, Eva Zeisel, Harry Bertoia and Walter Gropius.
We love that the photos show the homes exactly as they were when the designers lived there, as with the image of Walter Gropius’ desk. You get to experience the personal touches that actually make a home feel like a home. Williamson set out to shoot the homes not only as examples of modernist design, but also to capture how these designers crafted homes that were meant to be lived in. Her exploration into the nexus of art and function, and forgoing design perfection in the name of a livable space is one that is close to our hearts.
To enter to win Handcrafted Modern, simply go to ‘the improvised life’s’ facebook page and “Like” us to become a facebook fan. Just type cut and paste http://www.facebook.com/theimprovisedlife into your browser’s address bar, and you’ll get there. Once you’re a fan, find any of the posts on our wall related to Handcrafted Modern (we’ll make sure to put one up each day!) and leave a comment or just write “I want Handcrafted Modern”. If you’re already a fan on facebook, just leave a comment on a Handcrafted Modern post and you’re all set. We’ll randomly select a winner from all of the commenters at the end of next week.
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