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Leslie Williamson is a photographer and writer working on her new book. The book will be an intimate look inside the homes of thirteen of the most important mid-twentieth century architects and designers in Europe.

Leslie's description:

Handcrafted Modern Europe: At Home with Midcentury Designers is the working title for a new book with all original photography of the homes and studios of thirteen of the most notable European architects and designers of the Mid Twentieth Century. I see homes as a portrait of their inhabitants, so I photograph each space with an eye not only to the architecture, design and wide views of the rooms, but also the small quiet moments that reveal these creative people's character. Some homes are well known house museums, like Alvar Aalto’s house in Helsinki, Finland. Others are homes that have been kept in tact by the family who has inherited the house, like Bruno Mathsson’s home in Varnamo, Sweden, and still others are inhabited by the designer themselves, like Gae Aulenti’s apartment in Milan, Italy. In the interest of keeping some of the designers and architects under wraps until publication, I am only sharing a few of the houses here. But you can look at my blog ( from April thru September of 2012 and get a heck of a lot of hints!

Please go to the Kickstarter page for more info, and to support the project. Thanks for watching!

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