Modern Originals

If there is someone who understands the simplicity, honesty and aesthetic richness of the most beautiful houses of the mid-twentieth century is the photographer Leslie Williamson. With the book Handcrafted Modern, Williamson revealed some of the most iconic interiors of this period in the United States, conceived by designers and architects such as George Nakashima, Eva Zeisel and Charles & Ray Eames. Now, and crossing the Atlantic to the old continent, the photographer presents her new title for Rizzoli. Modern Originals, a rare glimpse into the personal spaces of legendary designers in the midcentury canon reveals the highest expression of their ideas created for the most demanding of clients: themselves. This intimate portrait of both iconic and unknown midcentury European designers and architectural masterpieces reveals an inspiring personal approach to modernism.

"This gorgeously photographed volume features the intimate and private spaces of both the icons and unknown vanguards of European midcentury architecture and design."

Showcasing the functional beauty of midcentury design, Modern Originals presents the innovative homes by some of the most compelling and influential European midcentury designers, including Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Finn Juhl, Robin & Lucienne Day, or Gae Aulenti.