Ten new and important essays on design cover Modernism's fortunes in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Britain, Spain, Belgium and the USA; they range in subject matter from world fairs and everyday domestic objects to American West coast architecture and French and Italian furniture. With essays by Tim Benton, Gillian Naylor, Penny Sparke, Wendy Kaplan, ...Read MoreTen new and important essays on design cover Modernism's fortunes in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Britain, Spain, Belgium and the USA; they range in subject matter from world fairs and everyday domestic objects to American West coast architecture and French and Italian furniture. With essays by Tim Benton, Gillian Naylor, Penny Sparke, Wendy Kaplan, Clive Wainwright, Martin Gaughan, Guy Julier, Mimi Wilms, Julian Holder and Paul Greenhalgh. "The object of this book is to diffuse myths. If modernism has, in the past, been both absurdly praised and absurdly damned, "Modernism in Design" seeks to lift it out of this cycle, and to demonstrate that the modern movement could offer neither Jerusalem nor Babylon ... In this, the book succeeds admirably."--"Designer's Journal" "While this collection of essays is aimed primarily at design historians and students of design history, hard-pressed practising designers and architects should make room for it on their bookshelves."--"Design"Read Less
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VG. Black & white illus. wraps, 248 pp., BW illus. A collection of ten essays on the subject: The legacy of the nineteenth century / Clive Wainwright--The myth of function / Tim Benton--The struggles within French furniture, 1900-1930 / Paul Greenhalgh--The cultural politics of the German modernist interior / Martin Gaughan--Building utopia: pioneer modernism on the American West coast / Wendy Kaplan--'Design in everyday things': promoting modernism in Britain, 1912-1944 / Julian Holder--Henri Van de Velde and the struggle of Belgian modernism between the wars / Mimi Wilms--Swedish grace...or the acceptable face of modernism? / Gillian Naylor--'A home for everybody? ': design, ideology and the culture of the home in Italy, 1945-1972 / Penny Sparke--Radical modernism in contemporary Spanish design / Guy Julier.
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