WRIGHT, Russell. Creating American Lifestyle. Harry N. Abrams. 2002.
8vo/. Original yellow laminated boards with dust wrapper. Neat ink inscription otherwise a fine copy.
First edition. "Before there was Martha Stewart, there was Russel Wright (1904-1976), the great mid-century modern American designer who pioneered the concept of "easier living" for the middle class, a uniquely American lifestyle that was gracious but contemporary and informal. Yet despite Wright's enormous influence, there has been no major survey of his work until now.This handsome volume -- which accompanies an exhibition at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City -- showcases more than 125 of Wright's best designs for inexpensive, mass-produced dinnerware, textiles, and furniture. As the flurry of Wright auction activity on Ebay shows, there is a thriving collectors' market for his designs. This thorough interpretation of his achievement is eagerly anticipated"