Midcentury Modern in Chicago, 1947—1957
John Brunetti & Tom Fredrickson (Eds.)
Chicago’s Baldwin Kingrey department store offered modern design at a reasonable price, an unstoppable formula for sales as well as the beginning of trend-setting salon for the titans of mid-century modern. With wares by Aalto, Bertoia and Eames, the store quickly acquired status as a laboratory for talent. This first publishing effort by Wright features 100 photographs of the store’s inventory alongside candid quotes from the owners, architect Harry Weese, his wife Kitty Baldwin Weese and partner Jody Kingrey.
9 x 10 1/2 inches / 128 pp / Extensive b&w and color
Retail Price: $45.00