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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tomorrow's House

In 1945 George Nelson, who was a consulting editor at Architectural Forum magazine, and Henry Wright, managing editor of the same, published a book entitled Tomorrow's House. The book jacket explained right away what was contained within the pages: a complete guide for the home-builder, including the latest materials, equipment and appliances. Chapters were also devoted to the latest technologies and the latest styles in interiors and exteriors.

This was truly one of the definitive guides for home buyers, builders, architects and mortgage lenders of its time. Take a look at some of the beautiful photographs that set the standard for postwar housing. If this makes you want to thumb through the book in its entirety, you can do so here.


Book jacket of Tomorrow's House
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Tomorrow's House
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6 comments:

  1. I want to live in a "tomorrow's house". Any one would do.

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    1. It's amazing to me that some of those houses still look like something out of the future, even though the book was written nearly 70 years ago. Wouldn't it be cool to live in a house with a radio/sound system built right into your vanity counter...or a bedroom with a wall of glass above storage?

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  2. Oh, what an AMAZING book!!! Santa, make notes!!! Those pictures are stunning! Especially the second and sixth from the bottom, oh my goodness, I'd move right in!!

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    1. That wonderful fireplace, along with the gorgeous bedroom, are two of my favorite photos too. I also love the one of the patio overlooking the water, opening off a screened room (the seventh photo from the top). I know nothing compares with holding a real book in your hands, but if you'd like to look through the entire book online, I've added a link to the post.

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