Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Thirtiestyle publication relaunch

MoDA's Business Manager, Claire Isherwood, announces the re-release of one of the museum's most popular publications: 

One of the best selling publications from the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture,  Thirtiestyle: Home decoration and furnishings from the 1930s has been re-printed and is now available to order online here 

Thirtiestyle is a fascinating and colourful guide to all aspects of decoration and design in the 1930s home. A compendium of contemporary illustrations and photographs, the book shows the choices available to consumers during this period. Author Katie Arber drew on MoDA’s extensive collections of retail and trade catalogues, domestic magazines and household manuals to produce a vibrant and beautifully illustrated guide to the 1930s interior.  The book provides comprehensive coverage of the features of a home, including detailed sections on: bathroom and kitchens, fixtures and fittings, furniture, wallpapers and paints, carpets, cushions and upholstery, fireplaces and heating, lighting and finishing touches. Each area is covered in a way that is highly informative while at the same time hugely enjoyable to read.

If you are interested in reading more about the 1930s in MoDA's collections take a look at this guest blog post by recent MA graduate Ellen Martin, of Brighton University.  If you would like to make an appointment to view similar items or any other material in our collection please email

ThirtiesStyle is just one of a whole range of publications produced by MoDA.  Other titles in the series are: Turn of the Century Style, Fiftiestyle, Sixtiestyle and Seventiestyle. All of these - plus the Museum's other publications - can be purchased from MoDA's online shop and postage is free! 

For Trade Enquires contact Central Books Ltd 

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