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
An Illustrated Handbook
Author: Kathryn B. Hiesinger,George Marcus
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
A comprehensive study of international design, decade by decade, with essays on the trends, innovations, and significant objects of each period
Author: Lesley Jackson
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
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.
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.
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
Early Twentieth-Century Design and Pattern
Author: Karl Luth
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
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.
A Guide to the Mid-20th Century Design Revival
Author: Adrian Franklin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
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.
Collecting and Wearing Twentieth-century Designs
Author: Caroline Cox
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.
Twentieth-century American Design
Publisher: Whitney Museum of Art
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
The Commodification of Shaker Design in the Twentieth Century
Author: Stephen Bowe,Peter Richmond
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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.
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 Bio-Critical Sourcebook
Author: Donald Leslie Johnson,Donald Langmead
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.