Talk:Mid-century modern

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Adjective, not a noun[edit]

Mid-century modern is an adjective, rather than a noun. I don't know if there's a rule among encyclopedia editors that all entries must be nouns, but I can't think of an entry that isn't. Flipping through the Britannica, I find nothing but nouns of one sort or another. If adjectives aren't allowed, the problem can be solved by changing the entry to Mid-century modernism and making the appropriate changes in the text. --Rensselaerswick1637 14:40, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Duplicate Article. No it's just a REDIRECT[edit]

See here: Mid Century Modern. I am not sure of how to properly fold the two together myself. CuteGargoyle 17:59, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm studying how to merge the two into a new one titled either "Mid-century modern" (lower case with the hyphen) or "Mid-century modernism" and hope to do it in the next few weeks. JaySeaAre 17:11, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
Mid Century Modern is a REDIRECT to Mid-Century modern, so they are the same article. If you want to change the title, you hould have a good rationale and present it here for discussion, then wait five days or so, before you do the move. Lentower 21:34, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

I think this page needs to become a subcategory of Modernist Architecture, but am unsure how to do this myself Mccainre (talk) 06:14, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

I disagree about making it a sub-category of Modernist Architecture because mid-century modern is more than just architecture. It's also encompasses furniture and industrial design. I'm working on fixing this subject and defining it into at least 2 sections, architecture and industrial design (furniture, etc.) I have vast resources for research on the industrial design side, and some solid knowledge on the architectural history of the mid-century. I hope to have it completed soon. -- Georgefondue March 26, 2009

I'm moving this unsourced section from the main page as either a suspect copyvio or original research - it has a quite unencylopedic tone, doesn't chime with most interpretations of mid-modernism, I'm just not thinking of the jetsons when I'm thinking of Kahn or the Smithsons or Goldfinger (who isn't mentioned) and quite why Los Angeles is singled out as the locus for it all is a mystery. --Mcginnly | Natter 09:53, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Mid-Century modern (1940-1970)

"Interior design for the space age"

If one is unfamiliar with Mid Century Modern style, try to imagine the sleek futuristic interior of the 21st century (atomic age) home of George and Jane Jetson. Or vision the ultra cool, high end sophisticated 'rat pack', standing in front of the sweeping entranceway of Las Vegas' Sands Hotel (designed by architect/designer Wayne McAllister) of 1952.

In the pre-World War II period, modern architects designed revolutionary buildings which boldly rejected applied ornamentation and took their inspiration from the organic world and the machine age. Los Angeles became a magnet for many of these visionaries.

Following World War II, new technologies enabled architects to experiment with a palette previously unavailable to them. Modern buildings built between 1940 and 1970 tend to have clean, simple lines, a minimum of decoration, lots of glass, a flat or angled roofline and use materials such as Formica, aluminum, stainless steel, flagstone, or terrazzo. Signage often used neon and plastics with unique typefaces. Resins, plastics, metal alloys, laminates, and other new materials merged for the first time, creating some of the most astonishing and innovative design and architecture ever.

Parking their finned automobiles in sleek carports, modern postwar families moved into tract homes and high art model homes with indoor/outdoor living spaces, open floor plans, exotic landscaping, and abstract furnishings. Wartime sacrifices were blown away, along with most walls, revealing a brighter, fresher, better world of tomorrow.

The cool futuristic sparse interiors of these space age homes are the very essence of Mid Century Modern.

Adding External Links[edit]

At the bottom of the entry for the mid century modern designer Milo Baughman, there is a section called "external links" which displays some of his works. How does one add an external links section to an article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:52, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Capitalization? Mid-Century, Mid-century, or mid-century[edit]

Which is right? This article is internally inconsistent.

In my opinion, "Mid-Century" should be used on the masthead of a page. "Mid-century" should be used at the beginning of a sentence and "mid-century" within the chain of a sentence. Pounamuknight (talk) 01:34, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Additional addition to the Additional Mid-century modern architects, artists and designers section[edit]

A very contemporary and very important architect-designer that is missing and should be included in the list is Frank Gehry [1] At 85, he's two years younger than Kagan and designed his influential Easy Edges furniture line in the late 60s.

(Pounamuknight (talk) 01:21, 17 January 2015 (UTC))

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