Millennium Modern: Living in Design (Hardcover)
From artworks and chairs to architecture, landscaping, and interior design, Michael Boyd’s devotion to the principles of modernism is comprehensive. An artist and musician, he acquired his expertise as a collector, surrounding himself with rare and beautiful finds. His immersion in the philosophy and creativity of the masters inspired him to restore a succession of classic modern houses, curate exhibitions, create a versatile range of furniture and rugs, and design sculptural gardens. This book details his work across the first two decades of the new millennium and reflects his belief that the tenets of modernism—honesty and simplicity—developed more than a century ago, are equally relevant to our pluralistic age. This beautifully illustrated volume reveals Boyd’s holistic design practice from his discovery of design classics in flea markets, to his own furniture designs, which feature in residential interiors, hotels and museums, through to his sensitive restoration of the houses by Paul Rudolph and Oscar Niemeyer, Richard Neutra and Craig Ellwood, and the sculptural landscapes he designed to enhance these residences, as well as masterpieces by John Lautner.
Michael Webb is a Los Angeles-based writer who has authored more than twenty-five books on architecture and design, most recently Architects' Houses, and Building Community: New Apartment Architecture. Originally a film music composer, Michael Boyd is a major collector and curator of modernist design based in California, who has evolved into becoming a successful artist and designer of contemporary modernist homes, furniture, and landscapes.