Author: Anne Massey
Revised and expanded, this survey of 20th-century interior design includes discussions on Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Art Deco, the Modern Movement, Hi-Tech & Green. All types of interiors are explored & set within their economic & cultural contexts.
design pioneers of the 20th century
Author: Penny Sparke
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
Explores important style movements of the last hundred years and traces their development through profiles of the century's most influential designers
The 20th Century
Author: Volker Albus
Publisher: Prestel Pub
"Each object is examined in color photographs and illustrations of its use, together with a brief biography of the designer and additional fascinating information illuminating our contemporary desgn culture." --Cover.
Personality and Performance
Author: Gregory Votolato
Publisher: Manchester University Press
A visual exploration of a century of innovative designs and their role in American cultural expression
Innovative Designs of the 20th Century
Author: Mel Byars,Arlette Barré-Despond
A fascinating insight into the designs that have shaped our century, this at-a-glance guide takes us through a chronologically organized one-hundred-year progression of the world's most influential designs. The author has selected a classic piece of industrial or applied design for each year of the century. He discusses the origin of each design and explains why it was a classic of its time, citing key cultural, social, and political events that place each of the designs in an historical context. Some of the designs that have changed and shaped our lives include: Eastman's beloved "Brownie" camera (1900); the shapely Coca-Cola bottle (1915); the "Butterfly" chair (1938); the bombastic "Model 1015" Wurlitzer jukebox (1947); the "Selectric" electric typewriter (1961); and spanning the remaining years of the century, from the 1960s through the 1980s, the impossible-to-imagine-life-without items like the indispensable ballpoint pen, electric razor, food processor, portable radio-cassette, and computer mouse. The book's concluding entries feature cutting-edge home furnishings and appliances of the 1990s.
Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
The bible of breakthroughs and inspiration (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary special edition) Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it's all here?the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names - Bernhard, Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few. This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colours, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. An A-Z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living.
Design Pioneers of the 20th Century
Author: Penny Sparke
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Category: Automobile engineers
"Illustrated with over 500 photographs, A Century of Design is unique in providing a designer-by designer review within a historical context, revealing the connections between designers and major design movements from around the world from Art Nouveau to Postmodernism and beyond. Each chapter explains the background and orgins of the century's most important style movements, period by period. The most influential internationally known designers of the 20th century are discussed, their major works are featured and their sources of inspiration outlined. A Century of Design covers everything from telephones to textiles, cutlery to computers."--BOOK JACKET.
Significant Mass-produced Designs of the 20th Century
Author: Carroll M. Gantz
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Here are the design stories of everyday material, "stuff," from cars to Dustbusters, phonographs to DVDs, that makes our lives easier, more exciting, and more comfortable through mass-production. Descriptive vignettes and over 400 illustrations of popular culture as it progressed through the 20th century. Each year is an illustrated double-page spread, showing how design evolved in a precise timeline. Learn fascinating stories behind familiar products, the men and women who invented or designed them, and how their designs came to life or, in some cases, failed. It is the story of how America rose to world leadership through its unique ability to bring household conveniences and technological benefits to all, at reasonable cost, thus raising the nation's standard of living. Major technological developments and new materials that made innovative designs possible are also identified. For the industrial designer or student of design, this is a fantastic history of the profession, illustrating connections to invention, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, and business. Written by a distinguished industrial designer, the book offers a unique year-by-year chronology, "what was happening when" in design, and names its movers and shakers.
Author: Jonathan M. Woodham
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility
Author: Guy Julier
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Category: Commercial art
This comprehensive guide embraces all modern design's numerous manifestations: graphics, products, interiors, furniture, industrial and architectural design. In over 500 entries, this book examines not only the work of important designers worldwide, but also the many dramatic changes that have influenced design and its uses in the 20th-century. Thus political and ideological concepts, such as feminism and green design, are defined and explained as are new technological advances, new materials and techniques and influential movements in modern culture. The text incorporates extensive cross-referencing and full bibliographic notes, along with a chronological chart of design highlights since 1900.
Author: Catherine McDermott
Publisher: Overlook Press
Text and striking color illustrations survey over 360 examples of the best, most iconic, and most enduring examples of modern design, at the same time providing historical context for the pieces, examining their place in our cultural heritage, and exploring the essence of great and enduring design.
Author: Adrian Franklin
Publisher: UNSW Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Taking a decade-by-decade approach, this lavishly illustrated guide to 20th-century collectibles delivers useful information in a lively and entertaining style. Each chapter provides detailed insight into a particular decade and includes two central areas of collecting from that era, whether it is ceramic bathing beauties from the 1920s, vintage clothes from the 1940s, cars from the 1950s, or Memphis design from the 1980s. Covering popular periods such as art nouveau, industrial, art deco, retro, and modern, this is an ideal companion for both serious collectors and those who want a glimpse into the world of 20th-century design.
A Guide to Type, Image, Symbol, and Visual Storytelling in the Modern World
Author: Richard Poulin
Publisher: Rockport Pub
This innovative volume is the first to provide the design student, practitioner, and educator with an invaluable comprehensive reference of visual and narrative material that illustrates and evaluates the unique and important history surrounding graphic design and architecture. Graphic Design and Architecture, A 20th Century History closely examines the relationship between typography, image, symbolism, and the built environment by exploring principal themes, major technological developments, important manufacturers, and pioneering designers over the last 100 years. It is a complete resource that belongs on every designer’s bookshelf.
Author: John F. Pile
If you don't know the difference between art deco and art nouveau, or wonder if the popular, accident-prone zeppelins had any impact on modern design, the Dictionary of 20th-Century Design by John Pile can come to your rescue. Written by a leading authority, this book is the definitive single-volume reference to all aspects of the field, including industrial and interior design, furniture, tableware, glass, silver, and graphic design, as well as related subjects such as architecture, fashion, and crafts.With more than 1,000 A-to-Z entries, the Dictionary of 20th-Century Design covers a wide range of subjects. The scope and depth of this book involves every aspect of the history and current status of 20th-century design worldwide, including: prominent designers, architects, and artists, such as Alvar Aalto, Gilbert Rohde, Robert Venturi, Christian Dior, and Paul Klee styles such as Beaux-Arts, Mission, and Post-Modern design terms, such as Balance, Streamlining, and Visual Perception manufacturers and firms, such as Knoll, Mercedes-Benz, and Braun famous objects and products, such as the Wassily chair, the Leica camera, and the Thunderbird and much, much more
Bradley, Teague, Cleland, Rogers, and Hornung
Author: Clarence Pearson Hornung
Publisher: Courier Corporation
160 border designs in many different sizes, most based on classical originals, from five of the most outstanding American graphic artists of the 20th Century. A splendid resource for commercial artists, book designers and illustrators, and a book all enthusiasts of classic design will enjoy.
Author: Pierpaolo Vetta
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
This is the inaugural volume in Electa's latest series on design and graphics, and presents an annotated selection of the many texts written by the distinguished Italian architecture and design historian Sergio Polano over the last ten years. Some of the essays - of both historical and popular nature - are well known, having been published several times, while others were delivered as lectures and still others are previously unpublished. In the first part the author summarizes the main problems faced by a designer working in the field of graphics. This is followed by a series of clear and concise chapters examining the work of the principal graphic designers of the twentieth century, from Peter Behrens to Tibor Kalman, from El Lissitzky to Maz Huber, and from Alexander Rodchenko to Ed Fella. The images and apparatus criticus selected and compiled by Pierpaolo Vetta supplement and illustrate the subjects covered by the texts.
Author: Hans Ibelings
Publisher: Nai Uitgevers Pub
This book introduces the reader to Dutch urban design in the twentieth century. Ten concise chapters, each covering a single decade, provide a picture of the principal developments in the field of urban planning and design. The book presents a large numbe