Twentieth century Danish furniture design is simple and clean, mixes well with other design styles, and has an inherent value and history beyond its beauty. In "Danish Modern", Andrew Hollingsworth explores the history of Danish design, from the earliest cabinetmakers' guilds in the 1770s through the impact of two world wars, and its evolution into the twentieth century. Through beautiful photos, the book emphasizes how well Danish Modern furniture works in contemporary and traditional homes. It includes a market guide with tips, facts and resources that discusses veneer vs. solid wood, places to find Danish Modern furniture, and how to care for it; and an extensive resource section.
Chicago antiques dealer Andrew Hollingsworth establishes himself as an expert on Scandinavian furnishings with his first book, "Danish Modern." While many furniture-genre bookstake either a scholarly orpractical approach, "DanishModern" successfully blendsthe two. Hollingsworth'svoice is authoritative and sensible, educating thereader and leading them to affordable, usable finds.
--Shaila Wunderlich"Chicago Tribune" (10/19/2008)