Written for those who want to live in a modern way but not necessarily in a modern home, this book explains the concepts behind the modern movement. It aims to bring classic buildings to life and, by identifying the "trademarks" of the great Modern designers, demonstrates how modern can be achieved in contemporary interiors. The book analyses the work of the great early radicals and their world-wide influence and discusses influential designers and architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Le Corbusier and Marcel Breue. It includes photo-stories which reveal classic Modern houses in their original state, demonstrating the innovative vision of form and lifestyle behind the Modern philosophy and specially-commissioned case studies featuring contemporary interiors and how the ideals can be applied in contemporary living spaces. Also included in the book is an appendix of classic Modern houses to visit and a list of suppliers of Modern furniture and fittings.