Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842046

Category: Art

Page: 288

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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
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Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842473

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9339

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
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An Illustrated Handbook

Author: Kathryn B. Hiesinger,George Marcus

Publisher: Abbeville Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 432

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A comprehensive study of international design, decade by decade, with essays on the trends, innovations, and significant objects of each period
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Author: Lesley Jackson

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987125

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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The first book to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history is now available in paperback. Organized by decade, Twentieth-Century Pattern Design details the technical innovations that affected the development of modern textiles and wallpapers. With stunning color plates and lively text, Lesley Jackson takes readers on a tour of the development of twentieth-century patterns from around the world. Focusing on surface pattern in the home, Jackson draws frequent parallels to the worlds of fashion, packaging, and graphics and explores the interrelationship between painting and pattern design. The result is a book that is as inspiring as it is informative.Twentieth-Century Pattern Design is an invaluable resource for modern design enthusiasts and historians, collectors, and interior and graphic designers.
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Designers of the Twentieth Century

Author: Pat Kirkham

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611398

Category: Design

Page: 486

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Charles and Ray Eames, perhaps the most famous design partnership of 20th-century America, did pioneering work in furniture, film, architecture, and exhibition design. Now Pat Kirkham interprets their work in depth, probing the lives behind the designs and the nature of the collaboration. 221 illustrations, 16 in color.
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twentieth-century designers

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Costume design

Page: 224

View: 7216

Explores the increasing prominence of women in the fashion design and examines their contributions to twentieth-century fashion
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Industrial Design In America 1925-1939

Author: Jeffrey Meikle

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439904718

Category: Design

Page: 264

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In the late 1920's "streamlined" became the term businessmen used to describe new models that were easier to produce as well as those that met with less sales resistance than older products. Illustrating this concept with streamlined objects from soup cans to the Chrysler building, Jeffrey Meikle's classic book, Twentieth Century Limited, celebrates the birth of the industrial design profession from 1925-1939. This second edition includes a new preface and improved photographic reproduction. Commercial artists who answered the call of business -- Walter Dorwin Teague, Norman Bel Geddes, Henry Dreyfuss, and Raymond Loewy the best known among them -- were pioneers who envisioned a coherent machine-age environment in which life would be clean, efficient, and harmonious. Working with new materials -- chrome, stainless steel, Bakelite plastic -- they created a streamlined expressionist style which reflected the desire of the Depression-era public for a frictionless, static society. Appliances such as Loewy's Coldspot refrigerator "set a new standard" (according to the advertisements), and its usefulness extended to the way it improved the middle-class consumer's taste for sleek new products. Profusely illustrated with 150 photographs, Twentieth Century Limited pays tribute to the industrial designers and the way they transformed American culture; a generation after its initial publication, this book remains the best introduction to the subject. The new edition will fascinate anyone interested in art, architecture, technology, and American culture of the 1930's.
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Author: Katie Campbell

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711225338

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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The 29 landscape designs selected for this book have changed the way we look at designed outdoor spaces. They are examples of the ways in which 20th-century landscape designers have attempted to create a new style to reflect the modern age. All the landscapes still exist in some form and most can be visited. They range from Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to Brenda Colvin's Eggborough Power Station, Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta to Maya Lin's Vietnam War Memorial, Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage to Charles Jencks' garden of Cosmic Speculation. Katie Campbell is the ideal guide and interpreter. She opens our eyes to the radical ideas, new materials and artistic intentions and achievements behind her chosen sites.
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Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century

Author: Aggregate

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822977893

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

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Governing by Design offers a unique perspective on twentieth-century architectural history. It disputes the primacy placed on individuals in the design and planning process and instead looks to the larger influences of politics, culture, economics, and globalization to uncover the roots of how our built environment evolves. In these chapters, historians offer their analysis on design as a vehicle for power and as a mediator of social currents. Power is defined through a variety of forms: modernization, obsolescence, technology, capital, ergonomics, biopolitics, and others. The chapters explore the diffusion of power through the establishment of norms and networks that frame human conduct, action, identity, and design. They follow design as it functions through the body, in the home, and at the state and international level. Overall, Aggregate views the intersection of architecture with the human need for what Foucault termed “governmentality”—societal rules, structures, repetition, and protocols—as a way to provide security and tame risk. Here, the conjunction of power and the power of design reinforces governmentality and infuses a sense of social permanence despite the exceedingly fluid nature of societies and the disintegration of cultural memory in the modern era.
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Designs for the Twentieth-Century Future

Author: Norman Brosterman

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 95

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A collection of images created as illustrations for science fiction, popular science, and pulp fiction magazines, as well as prototype drawings for industrial designs. This book contains the visions of artists and illustrators who devoted their talents to portraying the future.
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The Early Twentieth Century

Author: Charles Harrison,Francis Frascina,Gillian Perry

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300055160

Category: Art

Page: 270

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On art in the early 20th century
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Author: Scott Minick,Jiao Ping

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288733

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 4652

An astonishing collection of graphics, uncovered from long- forgotten sources, mostly in China itself.
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Artists, Activists, Cultural Critics

Author: E. Essin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137108398

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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By casting designers as authors, cultural critics, activists, entrepreneurs, and global cartographers, Essin tells a story about scenic images on the page, stage, and beyond that helped American audiences see the everyday landscapes and exotic destinations from a modern perspective.
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The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture

Author: Aric Chen

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934447

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 301

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"Brazil has long harbored its own modernist tradition in architecture and the arts, but little of its furniture design has been seen outside of the country due to the country's restrictive export policies during the decades of its greatest creative ferment. With expert text and well over 400 historic images and new photography, Brazil Modern- The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture surveys the history and legacy of this innovative and sensual design tradition. Like Brazil itself, one could say that the story of Brazilian design begins with wood. Varieties of hardwood rarely found outside South America--rosewood, jacaranda, Gonpalo alves, tulipwood--lie at the core of Brazilian design, forming the source material with which Brazil's great twentieth century designers developed a distinctly modern, and distinctly Brazilian, vocabulary. Featuring the work of the titans of Brazilian design--Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, and Sergio Rodrigues--as well as numerous designers whose work and reputations rarely reached foreign shores, Brazil Modern is the first comprehensive guide to this untapped vein of modernist design."
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A Decade-by-Decade Exploration of Graphic Style

Author: Tony Seddon

Publisher: HOW Books

ISBN: 9781440336171

Category: Design

Page: 224

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* A comprehensive guide to the look and feel of graphic design of the 1900s and the designers who ruled each decade * Provides instructions on how to recreate some of the most iconic and classic looks of each decade 20th Century Design explores and explains the graphic style throughout the decades of the 1900s. Each chapter provides a detailed overview of graphic design in one decade, with information about influences from other fields such as politics, technology, and architecture. Additionally each chapter contains profiles of key designers and a timeline of graphic design and related fields. Further, 20th Century Design goes on to provide information about the typefaces and color palettes that define each decade and include step-by-step guides to recreating the look, feel, and style of each decade using modern software.
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Collecting and Wearing Twentieth-century Designs

Author: Caroline Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741730609

Category: Jewelry

Page: 224

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Decade by decade, the lavishly illustrated Vintage Jewellery recounts over 100 years of history, from Lalique's Art Nouveau enamelling at the turn of the century to Cartier's gemstones and Christian Dior's mid-century costume pieces, to Harry Winston's diamonds. Accompanied by archive images, fashion photography and specially commissioned photographs of period pieces, the most collectible and beautiful bracelets, necklaces, rings and brooches are showcased. An invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of times past, the book explores the key designers and jewellery houses, technical developments and cultural influences that have shaped jewellery design. Each chapter begins with a historical introduction to the era, offering an overview of the jewellery houses and designers of the time and their key influences. The chapter then develops along themes - such as materials, shapes, advances in technology and information about the gemstone industry. Each decade ends with a 'key looks' spread showing an at-a-glance view of the important designs that defined the era. The book concludes with a shopping guide, which offers pointers on sourcing and caring for original antique pieces.
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Twentieth-century American Design

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 216

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The first major survey of the genius of 20th-century American design, presenting the best of American furniture, industrial design, and decorative objects selected by a distinguished team of art and architectural historians.
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Early Twentieth-Century Design and Pattern

Author: Karl Luth

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486820955

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 5822

This 128-page oversized catalog was produced circa 1900 in Germany and contains hundreds of stunning examples of screen-printed patterns and design elements originally conceived for wall and ceiling decoration. Created at the crossroads of Victorian and Art Nouveau styles, the catalog reflects the best European designs of the period. The full-color patterns, reproduced from rare originals, encompass decorations for every room in a variety of styles, including floral, animal, and geometric designs. In addition to allover patterns and borders, a wealth of individual motifs features cherubs, musical instruments, woodland scenes, seascapes, and other striking elements. Graphic artists and designers of all types will find this volume a splendid source of patterns and design inspiration.
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