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Mid-Century Modern Photography

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by celebrated manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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F. L. Kennett, "Oceanic Doll", original 1950s black and white photograph
Located in London, GB
F. L. Kennett, "Oceanic Doll", original 1950s black and white modernist photograph. Bears the photographer's studio stamp on the reverse as well as the title inscribed in pencil and...
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1950s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Early Bruce of Los Angeles Male Model Physique Orig B&W Photograph
Located in Palm Springs, CA
It is becoming very rare to find a desirable original Bruce of Los Angeles vintage photograph. Especially with the iconic black and white checkerboard ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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F. L. Kennett, "Parthenon Marble", original 1950s black and white photograph
Located in London, GB
F. L. Kennett, "Parthenon Marble", original 1950s black and white modernist photograph. Bears the photographer's studio stamp on the reverse. This photograph is unframed. Frederi...
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1950s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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F. L. Kennett, "Henry Moore", original 1950s black and white photograph
Located in London, GB
F. L. Kennett, "Henry Moore", original 1950s black and white modernist photograph. Bears the photographer's studio stamp on the reverse. This photograph is unframed. Frederick Le...
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1950s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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F. L. Kennett, "Mask", original 1950s black and white modernist photograph
Located in London, GB
F. L. Kennett, "Mask", original 1950s black and white modernist photograph. Bears the photographer's studio stamp on the reverse. This photograph is unframed. Frederick Leslie Ke...
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1950s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Nobuyoshi Araki Book Nº1
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
The works of Nobuyoshi Araki Book collection Nº1 published in Japan in 1996 by Heibonsha Limited, Publisher. Nobuyoshi Araki born May 25, 1940) is a Japanese photographer and contem...
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Aaron Siskind Silver Gelatin Prints Avizpe 1966
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Originally a documentary photographer, Aaron Siskind turned away from representation and towards abstraction in the 1940s, using his camera to capture the graphic patterns, shapes, a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Steel

Bruno of Hollywood B & W Original Nude Photograph Woman with Flowers, Framed
By Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood)
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful mid century modern nude by photographerBruno Bernard aka Bruno of Hollywood. His work is very collectible and hard to find these original prints while he was still alive ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Brassai Black and White Framed Photography, circa 1936
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Step back in time with Brassai's captivating lens as he beautifully frames a dinner table in 1935 Paris. This black and white gelatin silver bromide photograph, stamped by the master...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Bruce of L.A. Original Vintage 50s Male Nude Signed Black & White Photograph
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Another original 8 x 10 black-and-white photograph by world, renowned photographer, Bruce Bellas AKA Bruce of L.A. we have sold many on 1st Dibs from our personal collection of 40+ y...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Araki's Artistry:1st Edition Books - Satchin and Mabo + Works Collection Nº1
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Explore the captivating world of Nobuyoshi Araki with this set of two rare first edition books, showcasing the artistic brilliance of the renowned Japanese photographer...
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Vogue Magazine March 1963 Framed Cover
Located in Stamford, CT
Vogue March 1963 framed original cover. Featuring cover model Burke Amey and a Cartwheel Hat by Halston by Irving Penn. newly framed in blue glossy wood frame.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Joseph Woodson “Pops” Whitesell Silver Gelatin Large Format Photograph Ca. 1930s
Located in Peabody, MA
Silver gelatin large format print by the New Orleans photographer Joseph Woodson “Pops” Whitesell. Entitled “Hoosier Pioneers” it depicts the matriarchs of his Indiana heritage, ca. ...
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1930s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Original Signed Gelatin Print Photograph by Harry Rowed, Canada, Circa 1940s
Located in Peabody, MA
An original signed silver gelatin print entitled “The Summit Route” photographed in the northern Rockies by the important Canadian photojournalist Harry Rowed, ca. 1930-40s. Rowed ga...
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1940s Canadian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Francesco Scavullo, Andy Warhol's Flesh: Joe Dallesandro with Child I, 1968.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Francesco Scavullo, Andy Warhol's Flesh: Joe Dallesandro with Child II, 19.25 x 13.25 in. Rare photo from Scavullo’s New York studio. 1968. Large scale photo mounted on board. Exceed...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Francesco Scavullo, Andy Warhol’s Flesh: Joe Dallesandro with Child III, 1968.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Francesco Scavullo, Joe Dallesandro with a small child, 19.25 x 13.25 in Rare photo from Scavullo’s New York studio. 1968. Photo mounted on board. Exceedingly rare image from the ser...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Vintage 1950s Original Male Physique Photograph by Bruce of Los Angeles
Located in Palm Springs, CA
An original iconic male physique photograph by legendary photographer Bruce Bellas aka Bruce of Los Angeles. Our collection (soon to be available on separate listings are all original (not copied from negative). This iconic image with a beach ball was one of the props that became synonymous with a Bruce Bellas photograph. Printed in the 1950s, the stamped images were printed when he was alive. They are the rare, sought after photographs prized by collectors of the genre. 8x 10 photograph, white matt, beautifully framed in classic black. Bio: An icon of gay art and one of the most famous names in physique photography, Bruce Bellas is remembered today as a pioneer of beefcake. Beginning in the 1940s and continuing until his death in 1974, Bellas photographed some of the most important figures in the world of physical culture; bodybuilders Steve Reeves, Bob McCune, and George Eiferman, and models Joe Dallesandro, Mark Nixon, and Brian Idol...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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1950s Original Gelatin Silver Print from the Chrysler Building by Barbara Morgan
Located in North Miami, FL
ntroducing a captivating original vintage gelatin silver print from the 1950s, featuring the iconic Chrysler Building in New York, as captured by the acclaimed photographer Barbara M...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Wood, Paper

Original Photo of furniture/interior by Charles Eames, USA - 1950
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1950 - Museum of decorative Arts in Czech republic - suitable for framing - photographed by Illek and Paul jr
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright by Thomas a. Heinz Hardcover Book 1st Edition
Located in North Hollywood, CA
The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright. by Thomas A. Heinz large heavy hardcover coffee table book. A Complete Guide To The Designs Of An Architectural Genius. Frank Lloyd Wright's career, sometimes tragic, sometimes tempestuous - at all times creative - has been examined and reexamined in numerous studies and articles both during his lifetime and since his death in 1959, which occurred shortly before the completion of his most famous project, New York's Guggenheim Museum. Virtually every structure that Wright built is represented in this extensive survey of his life's work. His genius at architectural design enable him to work out extremely complex buildings in his head and translate them on to paper in a matter of hours, as the famous story of his design presentation of Falling Water illustrates. His work continues to draw great admiration and interest to this day. His often tempestuous and sometimes tragic life and career are given full coverage in this book. Hundreds of photos, both archival and recent chart his amazing work and influence on all who followed. This concise consideration of Wright's life and work not only offers new insights into the character of this complex, powerful and at all times confident personality, but also the architectural legacy he left behind and which exists to this day in the vast number of homes and public buildings photographed...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Large Signed Nude by Stilson circa 1966
Located in Redding, CT
Signed Bill Stilson 1966 nude lithograph. Willian H Stilson was a popular Rockport, Massachusetts artist known for figure, seascape, and genre paintings. ...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Metal

Frank Lloyd Wright American Architect of the Twentieth Century Book 1st Ed.1993
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Frank Lloyd Wright American Architect of the Twentieth century 1993. by Robin Langley Sommer. 1st Edition, hardcover book. Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect for the Twentieth Century Hardcover book. Frank Lloyd Wright is recognized as a dominant figure in the history of modern architecture. His life and revolutionary work is described in this volume filled with more than 180 photographs illustrating 60 of his most-beloved buildings. An impressive, beautifully illustrated volume examines the creations of America's beloved architect, including interior furnishings, stunning private homes, and unique public buildings, with an introduction providing insight into his private life as well as his enduring work. Publisher ? : ? Smithmark Pub Language ? : ? English Item Weight ? : ? 3.6 pounds Dimensions ? : ? 11 x 0.75 x 14.75 inches. Recognized as a dominant figure in the history of modern architecture and the greatest design influenced in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century, Frank Lloyd Wright created, during his long and prolific career, a unique body of work that endures to this day. Beginning in 1889 with the design for his own house in Oak Park, Illinois, and continuing with hundreds of designs for residential, commercial, ecclesiastical, educational and civic structures, Wright's varied architecture is unified only by the underlying organized principles of change and innovation. Revolutionizing residential architecture with the disparate expressions of his simple creed, "out of the ground and into the light! Wright's houses feature a sense of unity and privacy, an a free flow of interior space. Wright sought synthesis in his projects by designing whenever possible, everything from furniture, art glass and lighting fixtures to table lines, carpets and carports. In his Prairies Houses, textile-block structures and Usonian houses, culminating in his masterpiece, Fallingwater, Wright experimented with forms, materials and technology in ever-evolving designs. Wright designed such ambitious commercial masterworks as the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, the S.C. Johnson and Son Administration Building and Research Tower, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum-the alter for which he is perhaps best known. This volume pays tribute to the life and works of frank Lloyd Wright with more than 180 photographs illustrating 60 selected buildings, complemented by a descriptive and incisive text. Front cover: Fallinger, the Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. House (1935) in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. Photographer for The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Back Cover: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1943-1956) in New York City Photo by Ezra Stroller...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Man Ray Photography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography This is an archive silver gelatin copy. Not signed or stamped. Man Ray (1890–1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

László Moholy-Nagy "Licht-Raum Modulationen" Photography 4/6
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
László Moholy-Nagy photography 4/6 from a set of six photographies. Single edition of 'Light-Room Modulations' folder, original title 'Licht-Raum Modulationen.' Published by Editio...
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1920s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Man Ray Photography of Gertrude Stein
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography of Gertrude Stein, 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Man Ray (1890–1976) was an Ame...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Moholy-Nagy Photography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
László Moholy-Nagy photography. Stamped by Foto Moholy-Nagy and Galerie Khlim. In original good conditions. László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) was a Hungarian painter...
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1920s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Françoise Gilot Lithograph 'The Caress', 1951
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Françoise Gilot original lithograph 'The Caress'. Made in France, circa 1951. Printed by Mourlot in 366 copies. Framed. In good original condition,...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Joan Miró Archive Photography "The Kerosene Lamp" Painting, circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Archive Photography of Joan Miró Painting "The Kerosene Lamp" from 1920 . Printed, circa 1970. In original condition, with minor wear consistent...
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Françoise Gilot Lithograph 'Portrait of a Woman', 1951
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Françoise Gilot original lithograph 'Portrait of a Woman'. From the poetry book "Pages d'Amour" by André VERDET, editions Raison d'être, 1951, printe...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Julius Schulman Signed Black & White Photograph, Von Sternberg House
Located in San Diego, CA
Julius Shulman signed black and white gelatin photo of the Von Sternberg house in Northridge, CA, circa 1947. #1675 The overall piece measures 16" x 20" and the actual image is 12...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Manolo Hugué Archive Photography of Sculpture
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Manolo Hugué archive photography of sculpture. Printed, circa 1960. Wood frame included. Materials: Gelatin silver bromide print Dimensions: D...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Wood, Paper

Alexander Calder, 'Z' Lithography, 1973
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Signed 'Z' photolithography by Alexander Calder, 1973. Stamped rotogravure reproduction of series by Bolaffiarte. Limited edition of 5000. Framed and signed in pencil. In go...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Original Photo of Alvar Aalto Lounge chair / Finland - 1950
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1950 - Museum of decorative Arts in Czech republic - suitable for framing - photographed by Illek and Paul jr
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Man Ray Photography of a Woman
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography of a woman, circa 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Born (Philadelphia, 1890 - Pari...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Mid-Century Modern Framed Photo Danger Banker Signed Slim Aarons Rockefeller
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a framed photograph, "Danger Banker in Hole, David Rockefeller," signed by Slim Aarons, circa 1955. In excellent condition, 1950s. The dimensions of the fra...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Nobuyoshi Araki Woman Polaroid Signed
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Polaroid by Nobuyoshi Araki hand signed. Nobuyoshi Araki born May 25, 1940) is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist. Having publ...
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1990s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Plastic

Man Ray Photography of Max Ernst & Marie Berthe Aurenche
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Portrait of Max Ernst and Marie Berthe Aurenche photographed by Man Ray, circa 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver br...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Joan Miró Limited Edition Photolithography, circa 1970
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithography by Joan Miró, circa 1970. Stamped rotogravure reproduction of series by Bolaffiarte. Limited edition of 5000. Unframed. Signed by the artist. In good original...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Bruce of Los Angeles Vintage Original Male Physique Photograph of Carl Venus
Located in Palm Springs, CA
From an important 25 plus year collection of male physique and beefcake, printed in the 1960s, signed by the studio when Mr. Bruce Bellas aka Bruce of LA...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Fallingwater A Frank Lloyd Wright Country House by Edgar Kaufmann Book, 1986
By Edgar Kaufmann
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fallingwater, A Frank lloyd Wright Country House, Edgar K. Kaufmann, 1986 " Fallingwater - a Frank Lloyd Wright Country House " Vintage 1986 1st Edition Modernism Architecture Large...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Françoise Gilot Lithograph 'The Love Letter', 1951
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Françoise Gilot original lithograph 'The Love Letter'. From the poetry book "Pages d'Amour" by André VERDET, editions Raison d'être, 1951, printed by...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Vintage Nude Black and White Photograph by Josef Ehm
By Josef Ehm
Located in Rochester, NY
Vintage black and white photograph, photography by Josef Ehm. "Resting Model II", circa 1960s, gelatin silver print. Josef Ehm: Czech, 1909-1989. Born in Habartov. Apprenticed i...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Set of 4 Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt Photogravure from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. Photography number 15. 'Pirus alnifolia. Fruchtzweige in 1/2 facher Vergrößerung.' Photog...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Larry Clark Signed Gallery Exhibition Offset Lithograph Posters
Located in Atlanta, GA
Larry Clark Gallery exhibition offset lithograph posters, American, circa 1996. The poster on the left is signed by the artist. They are from the famed photographer, filmmaker, and a...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Man Ray Photography of Henri Matisse
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Portrait of Henri Matisse photographed by Man Ray, circa 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Born (Philad...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Robert Frank Untitled from the Americans, 1958, Beats Culture, Black & White
By Robert Frank
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Robert Frank Untitled from the Americans, 1958, Beats Culture, Black & White. Photogravure print, mid-century, France,wax tissue mounted on conservation matboard. Influenced by the work of Jakob Tuggener and Bill Brandt, as well as Walker Evans, Frank, a native of Switzerland, Frank was fascinated by documentary photography and the notion and image of "America." Frank secured a Guggenheim fellowship in 1955 to do something new and unconstrained by commercial diktats. "The Americans" was first published in 1958 in France, before its first run in the US in 1959. The photographs were shocking and notable for their distanced view of both high and low strata of American society, creating a complicated portrait of a period that was, then and now, considered to be a skeptical portrait of post-WWII American values but also deeply empathetic and profoundly evocative of ubiquitous loneliness. Frank found a tension in the gloss of American culture and wealth over race and class differences, which gave his photographs a clear contrast to those of most contemporary American photojournalists, as did his use of unusual focus, low lighting and cropping that deviated from accepted photographic techniques. Shortly before the book was published in France, Frank returned to the US (1957) and met Jack Kerouac on the sidewalk outside a party. They started chatting. Frank showed him some of his photographs. Kerouac immediately told Frank "Sure, I can write something about these pictures." Kerouac would write the introduction to the American edition of the book, published two years later. Sociologist Howard S...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Manolo Hugue Archive Photography of Sculpture, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Manolo Hugué archive photography of sculpture. Printed, circa 1960. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina. The photograp...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Vintage 1950s Gas Station Photograph
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage American gas station photograph, circa early 1950s A unique Southern gas station which features a converted railroad car as its office in the back...
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1930s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

László Moholy-Nagy Photography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
László Moholy-Nagy photography Stamp: "Nachlass Lázló Moholy-Nagy (1895 - 1946) (= Estate of Lázló Moholy-Nagy" and "einmalige Auflage für die Griffel...
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1920s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Moholy-Nagy Self Portrait Black and White Photogram
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Self Portrait by László Moholy-Nagy, 1922. A posthumous print from the original negative circa 1970. Stamped by Foto Moholy-Nagy and Galerie Khlim. Excellent print and framed ...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Hollywood Then and Now by Rosemary Lord Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hollywood then and now Lord, Rosemary. The film industry came to Hollywood in the early 1900s and Hollywood became a glamour factory, a city of fantasy. It was the home of the stars and the famous Hollywood sign beckoned through the smog, drawing in hopeful wannabes. Hollywood Then and Now teams photos...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Set of 4 Karl Blossfeldt Black White Flower Photogravure Botanic Photography
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Karl Blossfeldt set of 4 from Photogravures from the edition of the book 'Wunder in der Natur' in 1942. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserv...
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1940s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Over Europe Book by Jan Morris
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Over Europe book, September 1, 1992 by Jan Morris (Author). Fabulous aerial photographs of Europe, with text by Jan Morris! Front of dust jacket has wonderful photograph of Chateau...
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1990s French Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Original Photo of Grasshopper Armchair by Eoro Saarinen for Knoll / USA, 1948
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1950. - Museum of decorative Arts in Czech republic. - Suitable for framing. - Photographed by Illek and Paul. jr
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1940s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Maurice Marinot 'Intérieur' Limited Edition Lithograph, circa 1972
By Maurice Marinot
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lithograph 'Intérieur' by Maurice Marinot, circa 1906. Lithograph printed from an original painting made by the author in France, circa 1906. Published by Fernand Mourlot in Les Fauves...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

Manolo Hugué Archive Photography of Sculpture, Free Shipping
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Manolo Hugué archive photography of sculpture. Printed, circa 1960. Wood frame included. Materials: Gelatin silver bromide print Dimensions: D 1.9 cm x W 11 cm x H 13.2 c...
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1960s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Wood, Paper

Fabulous Vintage Mid Century Steel Mill Occupational Photograph Dated 1958
Located in Rochester, NY
Wonderful 1950 occupational photograph. Simonds Saw and Steel Mill. Lockport NY. 1958. Silver gelatin photograph. In the original wood frame.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Paper

John Kacere Nude Prints
Located in Atlanta, GA
John Kacere nude prints, American, circa 1970s. The top print measures 18.25" H x 27.5" W. The bottom left measures 15" H x 23" W. The bottom right measures 14.75" H x 22" W. They ha...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Photography

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Glass, Wood, Paper

Mid-century Modern photography for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern photography for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage photography created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include wall decorations, more furniture and collectibles, building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with paper, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern photography made in a specific country, there are Europe, Spain, and France pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original photography, popular names associated with this style include Karl Blossfeldt, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, and Vincent Rossell. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for photography differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $50 and tops out at $30,367 while the average work can sell for $1,297.

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