Regularly Referenced Books:
The majority of the images in Supergraphic Strategies are scanned from interior design books that were published during the 1970s. I provide citations for images within posts themselves, however a more complete bibliography also follows. Note that this is not an exhaustive list of 70s decorating books, rather the ones I own and reference in this blog. Though these books are all from the 70s, most of them also feature interiors from the 60s.
Alternatively, some of the images I post I find on websites. I cite their original print source if listed, or provide a link to the website whenever possible.
More Interior Design Books:
Populuxebooks.com is the most amazing book resource I’ve found to date – it lists over 100 interior design books from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, including a factual summary of each book’s content and most importantly, sample images from their pages. It also catalogs books on retro furniture design, house plans, and architectural rendering. Before I found this website, I used to buy any and all vintage decorating books I could find – now I can make informed choices.
I buy most of my books off of Amazon.com’s “used” listings. All you need to know is the name of the book you want to buy – search for it on amazon.com and someone is probably selling it – cheap! Most titles can be bought for one to five dollars, plus $3.99 shipping and handling.