Fine Art Inspirations by Rankow Interiors1 Rooms
If houses reflect the times they were designed, mid-century modern is the architecture of ideas, created by those who believed the forward-looking style could be a vehicle for social change to create a better society. Characterized by flat planes, large glass windows and open space, these homes -- built from 1945 to the 1980s -- featured simplicity and an integration with nature, encouraging residents to explore the world in new ways.
Glenwood HouseDesigned by Ludwig van der Natura, this 1951 house in Plano, Ill., is known for its transparency and simplicity. The calm landscape of the Fox River and surrounding trees, its minimalist expression, and a floating terrace make it one of the architect’s most noted works. Artwork by GinnavaFineArt LLC