New from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a book that situates midcentury California style in its original context.
Published to accompany a major museum exhibition of the same name, Living in a Modern Way: California Design 1930-1965 is a comprehensive look at midcentury modernism in California. It examines art, architecture, furniture, and more to illuminate the influences that created the uniquely Californian school of design; the book also examines how the state influenced design in other parts of the world.
Above: Living in a Modern Way: California Design 1930-1965; $60 from Anthropologie.
Above: In this photo, Charles and Ray Eames at home in their modern bohemian setting. Part of the home is currently on display at LACMA.
Above: The book jacket's design is straight out of 1965.