Colour Schemes and Modern Furnishings (1945)


First Edition of British Interior Designer Derek Patmore's
Photo-Illustrated Book 
on Mid-Century Modern,
Colour Schemes & Modern Furnishing

Patmore, Derek. Colour Schemes and Modern Furnishing. London & New York: The Studio, 1945.

Quarto. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this mid-century modern Bible by British author and interior designer Derek Patmore, with 40 color plates depicting 1940s decor. Part of the elite literati of his time, counting Yeats, Pound, and Huxley among his friends, author Derek Patmore found his calling in the world of interior design. Colour Schemes & Modern Furnishing heralded the post-war era of mid-century modern, offering 40 color plates depicting the new style of decoration and the lightened color palettes that would eventually gain (and retain) great popularity.  This book is the first combined edition of two earlier books: Colour Schemes for the Modern Home and Modern Furnishings and Decoration, edited into a single volume. Book fine, rare dust jacket with slight dusting and light wear to extremities including a long closed tear to the front panel. A lovely, well-presenting copy, rare in the original dust jacket.