Designs for Outdoor Living by John Burton Brimer 1959 An American Garden Guild Book

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Unearth the vintage aesthetic of mid-century outdoor living with Designs for Outdoor Living by John Burton Brimer. This 1959 edition, published as part of the American Garden Guild series, unfolds a variety of outdoor design concepts that encapsulate the essence of the era.

The hardcover book comes with a dust jacket, serving as a comprehensive guide for those keen on exploring vintage garden and outdoor design ideas.

Key Features:

  • The book encompasses over 375 pages of insightful design ideas for outdoor living spaces, reflecting the timeless elegance and practicality of mid-century design.
  • John Burton Brimer’s expertise in outdoor design shines through in this comprehensive guide, providing readers with a plethora of ideas to transform outdoor spaces into serene retreats.
  •  This book is a window into the aesthetic and functional outdoor design preferences of the mid-20th century, offering a vintage touch to modern outdoor living spaces.
  •  The book could serve as an inspiring resource for themed garden parties, a manual for outdoor design projects, or a cherished gift for vintage design enthusiasts.
  •  The hardcover binding ensures durability while the dust jacket provides an extra layer of protection, albeit with minor wear.
  •  The gentle wear on the dust jacket and the stains on some pages, as shown in the photos, add to the vintage charm of the book, while all pages remain legible for an enjoyable reading experience.


  • Title: Designs for Outdoor Living
  • Publication Date: 1959
  • Publisher: An American Garden Guild Book
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 375+
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on dust jacket, stains on pages as shown in photos, all pages are legible.

Wrapping Up:

Designs for Outdoor Living by John Burton Brimer is more than just a book; it’s an invitation to traverse back in time and reimagine outdoor spaces with a touch of mid-century elegance. Its wealth of design ideas coupled with its vintage appeal makes it a distinctive and valuable addition to the collection of garden enthusiasts and lovers of vintage design books.


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