Author: Jonathan M. Woodham

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842046

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 7753

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


Category: Design

Page: 432

View: 7363

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

View: 4739

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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Author: Catherine McDermott

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN: 9780879518523

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 6052

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.
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Personality and Performance

Author: Gregory Votolato

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719045318

Category: Design

Page: 301

View: 3424

A visual exploration of a century of innovative designs and their role in American cultural expression
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Early Twentieth-Century Design and Pattern

Author: Karl Luth

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486820955

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 1162

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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A Guide to the Mid-20th Century Design Revival

Author: Adrian Franklin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780857858504

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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Retro may be cool, but why are we now in the middle of a love affair with objects and designs from the mid-twentieth century? What unique qualities do they share that make them so special now? Using one of the most spectacular displays of retro objects ever assembled, and covering all the bases - furniture, fashion, ceramics, technology, metal, graphics, plastic and glass - twentieth-century expert Adrian Franklin provides the answers. Spanning the period from the 1950s to the 1980s and beyond, and with international coverage, the book identifies the designers, manufacturers, brands, innovations, technologies and materials that transformed the world during the period of mid-century modern and still cast their magic spell. Authoritative, entertaining and beautiful, Retro is itself an object to be treasured.
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Collecting and Wearing Twentieth-century Designs

Author: Caroline Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781741730609

Category: Jewelry

Page: 224

View: 6337

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: Whitney Museum of Art


Category: Design

Page: 212

View: 820

A survey of American design from 1900 to the present examines American Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, Biomorphism, Pop, High Tech, and Post-Modernism
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The Commodification of Shaker Design in the Twentieth Century

Author: Stephen Bowe,Peter Richmond

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846310083

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 8272

The simple yet striking lines of Shaker design grace much of the furniture we see in high-end department stores, and beautiful examples of it adorn the pages of Architectural Digest and House Beautiful. How did this style evolve from its origins in a humble, small religious community to the international design phenomenon it is today? This illustrated study explores the emergence of the Shaker style and how it was vigorously promoted by scholars and artists into the prominence it now enjoys. The heart of the Shaker style lies in the religious movement founded in the eighteenth century, where Stephen Bowe and Peter Richmond begin their chronicle. From there, the authors chart the evolution of the style into the twentieth century—particularly in the hands of design media, scholars, and art institutions. These Shaker “agents” repositioned Shaker style continuously—from local vernacular to high culture and then popular culture. Drawing on a rich array of sources, including museum catalogs, contemporary design magazines, and scholarly writings, Selling Shaker illustrates in detail how the Shaker style entered the general design consciousness and how the original aesthetic was gradually diluted into a generic style for a mass audience. A wholly original and fascinating study of American design and consumption, Selling Shaker is a unique resource for collectors, scholars, and anyone interested in the cultural history of a design aesthetic.
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international masterpieces of twentieth-century design and where to buy them

Author: Marc Emery

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 315

View: 8163

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Author: Adrian Franklin

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 1742230016

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 232

View: 3193

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.
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A Bio-Critical Sourcebook

Author: Donald Leslie Johnson,Donald Langmead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136640630

Category: Reference

Page: 450

View: 2317

Makers of 20th-Century Modern Architecture is an indispensable reference book for the scholar, student, architect or layman interested in the architects who initiated, developed, or advanced modern architecture. The book is amply illustrated and features the most prominent and influential people in 20th-century modernist architecture including Wright, Eisenman, Mies van der Rohe and Kahn. It describes the milieu in which they practiced their art and directs readers to information on the life and creative activities of these founding architects and their disciples. The profiles of individual architects include critical analysis of their major buildings and projects. Each profile is completed by a comprehensive bibliography.
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