Pioneers of Modern Design

Pioneers of Modern Design
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Publsiher: ePenguin
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1991-03-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers of Modern Design Book Excerpt:

A book on artists and architects from Britain, USA and Europe and how the best remains today where laid by a small group of people who thought and taught as well as designed.

Pioneers of Modern Design

Pioneers of Modern Design
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1991-03-28
ISBN: 0141932325
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers of Modern Design Book Excerpt:

One of the most widely read books on modern design, Nikolaus Pevsner's landmark work today remains as stimulating as it was when first published in 1936. This expanded edition of Pioneers of Modern Design provides Pevsner's original text along with significant new and updated information, enhancing Pevsner's illuminating account of the roots of Modernism. The book now offers many beautiful colour illustrations; updated biographies and bibliographies of all major figures; illustrated short essays on key themes, movements, and individuals; a critique of Pevsner's analysis from today's perspective; examples of works after 1914 (where the original study ended); a biography detailing Pevsner's life and achievements; and much more. Pevsner saw Modernism as a synthesis of three main sources: William Morris and his followers, the work of nineteenth-century engineers, and Art Nouveau. The author considers the role of these sources in the work of early Modernists and looks at such masters of the movement as C.F.A. Voysey and Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Britain, Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in America, and Adolf Loos and Otto Wagner in Vienna. The account concludes with a discussion of the radical break with the past represented by the design work of Walter Gropius and his future Bauhaus colleagues. Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983), a distinguished scholar of art and architecture, was best known as editor of the 46-volume series The Buildings of England and as founding editor of The Pelican History of Art.

Pioneers of Modern Design from William Morris to Walter Gropius

Pioneers of Modern Design from William Morris to Walter Gropius
Author: Sir Nikolaus Pevsner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pioneers of Modern Design

Pioneers of Modern Design
Author: Nikolaus Pevsner (Historien d'art)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Modern Design

History of Modern Design
Author: David Raizman
Publsiher: Laurence King Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781856693486
Category: Arts and crafts movement
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Modern Design Book Excerpt:

An exploration of the parallel development of product and graphic design from the 18th century to the 21st. The effects of mass production and consumption, man-made industrial materials and extended lines of communication are also discussed.

A Dictionary of Modern Design

A Dictionary of Modern Design
Author: Jonathan Woodham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 0192518534
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Modern Design Book Excerpt:

Over 950 entries From the Arts and Crafts Movement to Postmodernism, Apple to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating dictionary covers the past 160 years of international design, with accessible entries on branding, graphics, industrial design, functionalism, and fashion. New entries on digital design and sustainable design bring the coverage up to date. The dictionary's international focus takes in major movements, key concepts, design terminology, and important design institutions, museums, and heritage sites. The new edition reflects the growing global importance of design, with coverage of India, China, the countries of the Pacific Rim, Eastern Europe and East Asia, and demonstrates how developments in the design of technology influence everyday life, with new entries on fonts, games developers such as Gunpei Yokoi of Nintendo, Android, Samsung, and Blackberry, and a fully revised entry on Apple. The A-Z entries are complemented by an extensive bibliography and a timeline.

Getty Research Journal

Getty Research Journal
Author: Thomas W. Gaehtgens,Katja Zelljadt
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2010-04
ISBN: 1606060171
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getty Research Journal Book Excerpt:

The Getty Research Journal is a periodical that showcases work by scholars and staff associated with the Getty Research Institute and the other programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust. It offers refereed essays that focus on an object or aspect of the Getty's extensive archival, rare book, and artistic holdings or that bear upon the annual research themes of the Research Institute or the Getty Villa. It also presents a selection of short, lively pieces about new acquisitions, scholarly activities, and ongoing research projects at the Getty. The second issue features essays by Gail Feigenbaum, Claire Fox, Sarah E. Fraser, Talinn Grigor, Karen J. Lloyd, Kristina Luce, Courtney J. Martin, and Irene Sun-Woo; the short texts examine materials related to Roman graves, painters' prices in seventeenth-century Rome, Giovanni Battista Piranesi's Prisons series, the alchemist Sigismund Bacstrom, a nineteenth-century Venetian picture gallery, Goupil & Cies stock books, the Beau Geste Press, the photography of Sam Wagstaff, and the transgressive techniques of the Guerrilla Girls. It closes with new work by photographer Ken Gonzales-Day.

Morality and Architecture Revisited

Morality and Architecture Revisited
Author: David Watkin
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2001-08
ISBN: 9780226874821
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morality and Architecture Revisited Book Excerpt:

When Morality and Architecture was first published in 1977, it received passionate praise and equally passionate criticism. An editorial in Apollo, entitled "The Time Bomb," claimed that "it deserved to become a set book in art school and University art history departments," and the Times Literary Supplement savaged it as an example of "that kind of vindictiveness of which only Christians seem capable." Here, for the first time, is the story of the book's impact. In writing his groundbreaking polemic, David Watkin had taken on the entire modernist establishment, tracing it back to Pugin, Viollet-le-Duc, Corbusier, and others who claimed that their chosen style had to be truthful and rational, reflecting society's needs. Any critic of this style was considered antisocial and immoral. Only covertly did the giants of the architectural establishment support the author. Watkin gives an overview of what has happened since the book's publication, arguing that many of the old fallacies still persist. This return to the attack is a revelation for anyone concerned architecture's past and future.

Reading Graphic Design in Cultural Context

Reading Graphic Design in Cultural Context
Author: Grace Lees-Maffei,Nicolas P. Maffei
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN: 135001558X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Graphic Design in Cultural Context Book Excerpt:

Reading Graphic Design in Cultural Context explains key ways of understanding and interpreting the graphic designs we see all around us, in advertising, branding, packaging and fashion. It situates these designs in their cultural and social contexts. Drawing examples from a range of design genres, leading design historians Grace Lees-Maffei and Nicolas P. Maffei explain theories of semiotics, postmodernism and globalisation, and consider issues and debates within visual communication theory such as legibility, the relationship of word and image, gender and identity, and the impact of digital forms on design. Their discussion takes in well-known brands like Alessi, Nike, Unilever and Tate, and everyday designed things including slogan t-shirts, car advertising, ebooks, corporate logos, posters and music packaging.

The Rise of Everyday Design

The Rise of Everyday Design
Author: Monica Penick,Christopher Long,Harry Ransom Center
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 0300234988
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Everyday Design Book Excerpt:

This fresh look at the Arts and Crafts Movement charts its origins in reformist ideals, its engagement with commercial culture, and its ultimate place in everyday households.

The Moulton Bicycle

The Moulton Bicycle
Author: Bruce D. Epperson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2018-05-21
ISBN: 1476632405
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moulton Bicycle Book Excerpt:

In 1963, British inventor Alex Moulton (1920–2012) introduced an innovative compact bicycle. Architectural Review editor Reyner Banham (1922–1988) predicted it would give rise to “a new class of cyclists,” young urbanites riding by choice, not necessity. Forced to sell his firm in 1967, Moulton returned in the 1980s with an even more radical model, the AM—his acclaim among technology and design historians owed much to Banham’s writings. The AM’s price tag (some models cost many thousands of dollars) has inspired tech-savvy cyclists to create “hot rod” compact bikes from Moulton-inspired “shopper” cycles of the 1970s—a trend also foreseen by Banham, who considered hot rod culture the “folk art of the mechanical era.” The author traces the intertwined lives of two unusually creative men who had an extraordinary impact on each others’ careers, despite having met only a few times.

Behind the Postmodern Facade

Behind the Postmodern Facade
Author: Magali Sarfatti Larson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN: 9780520201613
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind the Postmodern Facade Book Excerpt:

Magali Larson's comprehensive study explores how architecture "happens" and what has become of the profession in the postmodern era. Drawing from extensive interviews with pivotal architects--from Philip Johnson, who was among the first to introduce European modernism to America, to Peter Eisenman, identified with a new "deconstructionist" style--she analyzes the complex tensions that exist between economic interest, professional status, and architectural product. She investigates the symbolic awards and recognition accorded by prestigious journals and panels, exposing the inner workings of a profession in a precarious social position. Larson captures the struggles around status, place, and power as architects seek to redefine their very purpose in contemporary America. The author's novel approach in synthesizing sociological research and theory proposes nothing less than a new cultural history of architecture. This is a ground-breaking contribution to the study of culture and the sociology of knowledge, as well as to architectural and urban history. Magali Larson's comprehensive study explores how architecture "happens" and what has become of the profession in the postmodern era. Drawing from extensive interviews with pivotal architects--from Philip Johnson, who was among the first to introduce European modernism to America, to Peter Eisenman, identified with a new "deconstructionist" style--she analyzes the complex tensions that exist between economic interest, professional status, and architectural product. She investigates the symbolic awards and recognition accorded by prestigious journals and panels, exposing the inner workings of a profession in a precarious social position. Larson captures the struggles around status, place, and power as architects seek to redefine their very purpose in contemporary America. The author's novel approach in synthesizing sociological research and theory proposes nothing less than a new cultural history of architecture. This is a ground-breaking contribution to the study of culture and the sociology of knowledge, as well as to architectural and urban history.

Designing Modern Germany

Designing Modern Germany
Author: Jeremy Aynsley
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2009-05-15
ISBN: 1861897448
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Modern Germany Book Excerpt:

German design and architecture reflects the country’s rich and fraught political history in its structure and aesthetic philosophy. Jeremy Aynsley now offers an in-depth study of this relationship between German history and design since 1870 and the complex principles underlying it. Designing Modern Germany reveals how German attitudes toward national identity, modernity and technology are crucial to understanding German design. Aynsley traces the historical development of German design, beginning in the 1870s with the first dedicated Arts and Crafts schools and stretching through to the famous institutions of the Bauhaus and the Ulm Hochschule für Gestaltung. He analyses the works of leading figures such as Peter Behrens and Hannes Meyer, through to Ingo Maurer and Jil Sander, and many others in design specialties including graphics, industrial and furniture design, fashion and architecture. He also offers the first consideration of the contrasting design traditions of East and West Germany between 1949 and 1989. Whether examining the pre-First World War department store, the National Socialist fashion system or East Germany’s official design culture, Designing Modern Germany reveals that German design significantly affected citizens’ daily lives. An essential read for designers and scholars of German design and history, Designing Modern Germany is a key text for understanding Germany’s major contribution to twentieth-century design.

Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner
Author: Peter Draper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351552074
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner Book Excerpt:

Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the most important and influential art historians of the twentieth century. He opened up new areas of enquiry in the history of art, revolutionising architectural studies in England and playing a key role in establishing the discipline of design history. Through his lectures and broadcasts, as well as the remarkable volumes in The Buildings of England series which made him a household name, he did much to encourage greater interest in, and understanding of, art and architecture among a wide public. This wide-ranging collection of essays, based on papers delivered at the conference held at Birkbeck in celebration of the centenary of Pevsner's birth, offers the first sustained critical assessment of Pevsner's achievements. With contributions by leading international scholars, the volume brings together a wealth of new material on Pevsner and his intellectual background, both in Germany in the late 1920s and 1930s and in England, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s.

Design History

Design History
Author: Hazel Conway
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-08-21
ISBN: 1134887159
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design History Book Excerpt:

Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and shows some of the ways in which it can be studied and some of its delights and difficulties. No background knowledge of design history, art or architecture is assumed.

The Culture of Design

The Culture of Design
Author: Guy Julier
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-12-10
ISBN: 144629692X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Culture of Design Book Excerpt:

What is the social impact of design? How do culture and economics shape the objects and spaces we take for granted? How do design objects, designers, producers and consumers interrelate to create experience? How do new networks of communication and technology change the design process? Thoroughly revised, this new edition: explores the iPhone digs deep into the digital with a new chapter on networks and mobile technologies provides a new chapter on studying design culture explores the relationship of design to management and the creative industries supports students with a revamped website and all new exercises This is an essential companion for students of design, the creative industries, visual culture, material culture and sociology.

Graphic Icons

Graphic Icons
Author: John Clifford
Publsiher: Peachpit Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-23
ISBN: 0133156176
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Icons Book Excerpt:

Who are history's most influential graphic designers? In this fun, fast-paced introduction to the most iconic designers of our time, author John Clifford takes you on a visual history tour that’s packed with the posters, ads, logos, typefaces, covers, and multimedia work that have made these designers great. You’ll find examples of landmark work by such industry luminaries as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, A.M. Cassandre, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Wim Crouwel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Paula Scher, and more. Who coined the term graphic design? Who turned film titles into an art? Who pioneered information design? Who was the first female art director of a mass-market American magazine? In Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, you start with the who and quickly learn the what, when, and why behind graphic design's most important breakthroughs and the impact their creators had, and continue to have, on the world we live in. Your favorite designer didn't make the list? Join the conversation at www.graphiciconsbook.com .

Street Furniture Design

Street Furniture Design
Author: Eleanor Herring
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN: 1474245552
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Street Furniture Design Book Excerpt:

Eleanor Herring's unique study of street furniture in post-war Britain considers how objects which are now familiar parts of our urban environment were designed to populate public spaces. Herring explores the design of lampposts, post boxes, parking meters, and signage in the context of a government backed by various bodies keen to propagate 'good' modern design, in a Britain whose towns and cities had been laid waste by bombing and the privations of war. She also considers the innate conservatism of local communities and councils, wary of a standardised street design imposed from above. She traces how the design of street furniture became the site of a fierce struggle which exposed deep-seated anxieties about class, taste and power. Herring's original research draws on archival material and on interviews with leading figures in urban design, including graphic designer Margaret Calvert and industrial designer Kenneth Grange.

Function and Fantasy Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Function and Fantasy  Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century
Author: Paul Dobraszczyk,Peter Sealy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1317131401
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Function and Fantasy Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century Book Excerpt:

The introduction of iron – and later steel – construction and decoration transformed architecture in the nineteenth century. While the structural employment of iron has been a frequent subject of study, this book re-directs scholarly scrutiny on its place in the aesthetics of architecture in the long nineteenth century. Together, its eleven unique and original chapters chart – for the first time – the global reach of iron’s architectural reception, from the first debates on how iron could be incorporated into architecture’s traditional aesthetics to the modernist cleaving of its structural and ornamental roles. The book is divided into three sections. Formations considers the rising tension between the desire to translate traditional architectural motifs into iron and the nascent feeling that iron buildings were themselves creating an entirely new field of aesthetic expression. Exchanges charts the commercial and cultural interactions that took place between British iron foundries and clients in far-flung locations such as Argentina, Jamaica, Nigeria and Australia. Expressing colonial control as well as local agency, iron buildings struck a balance between pre-fabricated functionalism and a desire to convey beauty, value and often exoticism through ornament. Transformations looks at the place of the aesthetics of iron architecture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period in which iron ornament sought to harmonize wide social ambitions while offering the tantalizing possibility that iron architecture as a whole could transform the fundamental meanings of ornament. Taken together, these chapters call for a re-evaluation of modernism’s supposedly rationalist interest in nineteenth-century iron structures, one that has potentially radical implications for the recent ornamental turn in contemporary architecture.

Marketing Modernisms

Marketing Modernisms
Author: Peter Richmond
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 9780853237563
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing Modernisms Book Excerpt:

Architect, teacher, journalist, town planner and cultural entrepreneur, Sir Charles Reilly (1874–1948) was a leading figure of the early twentieth-century British architectural scene. Marketing Modernisms is the first book to take an in-depth look at Reilly’s career, tracing his evolving architectural ethos via a series of case studies of his built work. Among other issues, the author considers Reilly’s involvement in cultural enterprises such as the establishment of the Liverpool Repertory Theatre, his journalism, transatlantic links and town-planning theories. Reilly has been largely overlooked by writers of Modernist histories, but this book restores him to deserved prominence.