September 28, 2014

Aluminum Mid-Century Wall Sconce





Mid Century Wall Sconces.  The ultimate modernist wall sconce for your mid century modern architectural house. This mid century modern wall sconce has minimal and timeless modern appeal. A good match with mid-century modern architecture as seen in the photographs by Julius Shulman. Julius Shulman was the leading American architectural photographer best known for his photograph "Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960. Pierre Koenig, Architect." The house is also known as The Stahl House. Julius Shulman's photography spread California Mid-century modern around the world. Through his many books, exhibits and personal appearances his work ushered in a new appreciation for the movement beginning in the 1990s. His vast library of images currently reside at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. His contemporaries include Ezra Stoller and Hedrich Blessing. In 1947, Julius Shulman asked architect Raphael Soriano to build a mid-century steel home and studio in the Hollywood Hills. Some of his architectural photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright's or Pierre Koenig's remarkable structures, have been published countless times. The brilliance of buildings like those by Charles Eames, as well as those of his close friend, Richard Neutra, was first brought to light by Julius Shulman's photography. The clarity of his work demanded that mid century modern architectural photography had to be considered as an independent art form. Each Shulman image unites perception and understanding for the buildings and their place in the landscape. The precise compositions reveal not just the architectural ideas behind a building's surface, but also the visions and hopes of an entire age. A sense of humanity is always present in his work, even when the human figure is absent from the actual photographs. Today, a great many of the buildings documented by Julius Shulman have disappeared or been crudely converted, but the thirst for his pioneering images is stronger than ever. Mid century modern architecture was a further development of Frank Lloyd Wright's principles of organic architecture combined with many elements reflected in the International and Bauhaus movements. Mid-century modernism, however, was much more organic in form and less formal than the International Style. Scandinavian architects were very influential at this time, with a style characterized by clean simplicity and integration with nature. Like many of Wright's designs, Mid-Century architecture was frequently employed in residential structures with the goal of bringing modernism into America's post-war suburbs. This style emphasized creating structures with ample windows and open floor-plans with the intention of opening up interior spaces and bringing the outdoors in. Many Mid-century houses utilized then-groundbreaking post and beam architectural design that eliminated bulky support walls in favor of walls seemingly made of glass. Function was as important as form in Mid-Century designs, with an emphasis placed specifically on targeting the needs of the average American family. Examples of residential Mid-Century modern architecture are frequently referred to as the California Modern style. Pioneering builder and real estate developer Joseph Eichler was instrumental in bringing Mid-Century Modern architecture ("Eichler Homes") to subdivisions in the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay region of California and select housing developments on the east coast. Classic examples of mid century modern furniture design include Century Modern Furniture has an ever changing inventory of the best in 20th century modern design. We carry vintage modern furniture and art from the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's. At any given time you will find designs by Edward Wormley, Robsjohn Gibbings, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Vladamir Kagan, Paul Evans, Frank Lloyd Wright, Harvey Probber, Milo Baughman, Warren Platner, Harry Bertoia, Verner Panton, Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, Greta Grossman, George Nelson, Karl Springer, Alexander Girard, Pierre Paulin, Mies van der Rhoe, Isamu Noguchi, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Serge Moille, Hans Wegner, Natzler, Sottsass, Danish Modern, Italian, French, Herman Miller, Knoll Barcelona chairs, Dunbar, Widdicomb, Brown Saltman, Marcel Breuer, Arteluce, Arredoluce, Thayer Coggin, Paul McCobb, Winchendon, Calvin, Paul Frankl, Paul Laszlo, Fontana Arte, Van Keppel Green, Frank Gehry, Fritz Hansen, Russell Wright, Art Deco, Memphis Group, Russell Woodard, Alvar Alto, Curtis Jere, Sergio Rodriguez, John Dickenson, Murano, Vinnini, Sam Maloof, Jean Royere, Walter Lamb, Giacometti, Gio Ponti, Parzinger, Laverne, Jacques Adnet, Paul Henningsen and many others. These mid century modern wall sconces still bring you into the 21st century. Add sets of the following modern wall sconces to your decor and set a modern theme to your environment. Many include metallic frames to provide indirect illumination, by bouncing the light off the wall, while glass frames emit more of a dispersed, general lighting. Please select a mid century modern wall sconce of your choice for more information. George Fred Keck, Henry P. Glass and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created Mid-Century Modern residences in the Chicago area. Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is extremely difficult to heat or cool, while Keck and Glass were pioneers in the incorporation of passive solar features in their houses to compensate for their large glass windows.