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Design : the definitive visual history / senior editor, Angela Wilkes ; Delhi team, senior editor, Sreshtha Bhattacharya ; writers, Alexandra Black, R.G. Grant, Ann Kay, Philip Wilkinson, Iain Zaczek.

Contributor(s): Wilkes, Angela [editor.] | Bhattacharya, Sreshtha [editor.] | Black, Alexandra [author.] | Grant, R. G [author.] | Kay, Ann, 1959- [author.] | Wilkinson, Philip, 1955- [author.] | Zaczek, Iain [author.] | Smithsonian Institution [sponsoring body.] | DK Publishing, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015Edition: First American edition.Description: 480 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781465438010; 1465438017.Other title: Smithsonian design.Subject(s): Art and design -- History -- 19th century | Art and design -- History -- 20th century | Design -- History -- 19th century | Design -- History -- 20th century | Decorative arts -- History -- 19th century | Decorative arts -- History -- 20th century | Design | DESIGN / Reference | Art and design | Decorative arts | Design | 1800-1999 | Design | Design -- HistoryGenre/Form: Nonfiction. | History.DDC classification: 745.409 Online resources: Inhaltsverzeichnis
Contents:
WHAT IS DESIGN? -- Origins -- Chronology -- Color -- Proportion -- Shape and form -- Pattern and texture -- ARTS & CRAFTS, 1850-1920 -- Introduction -- The age of revivals -- Glass and iron -- William Morris -- Handcrafted furniture -- Gustav Stickley -- The Aesthetic Movement -- Aesthetic Movement furniture -- Japonisme -- Thonet -- Evolution of chairs -- Art pottery -- Rookwood -- Evolution of bicycles -- Metal tableware -- Silver footed bowl -- Metal homeware -- Christopher Dresser -- Fabric and wallpaper -- Liberty -- ART NOUVEAU, 1880-1910 -- Introduction -- Curved furniture -- Louis Majorelle -- Secessionist furniture -- Antoni Gaudí -- Baltic pearl -- Charles Rennie Mackintosh -- Colorful ceramics -- Sinuous metalware -- WMF -- Art Nouveau jewelry -- Josef Hoffmann -- Guardian angels -- Decorated vases -- Table lamp -- Electric lighting -- Evolution of lighting -- Louis Comfort Tiffany -- Furnishing fabrics -- Art Nouveau posters -- Evolution of cameras -- ART DECO, 1919-1940 -- Introduction -- Functional furniture -- Luxurious contours -- Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann -- Bold ceramics -- Clarice Cliff -- Domestic metalware -- Georg Jensen -- Streamlining -- Evolution of trains -- Deco dome -- Product design -- Early plastic pieces -- Elegant timepieces -- Evolution of clocks -- Ekco Radio AD-65 -- Machine-age products -- Lincoln-Zephyr -- Opulent gems -- Statement glassware -- René Jules Lalique -- Art Deco lighting -- Words and images -- Shanghai -- Artists' fabrics -- All that glitters -- MODERNISM, 1910-1939 -- Introduction -- The Bauhaus -- Tubular metal furniture -- New forms -- Marcel Breuer -- Barcelona chair -- Charlotte Perriand -- Modern living -- Frank Lloyd Wright -- Early Modernist ceramics -- Eileen Gray -- Geometric metalware -- Peter Behrens -- Pure and plain glass -- Alvar Aalto -- Modernist product design -- Evolution of audio -- Modernist graphics -- Penguin paperback covers -- Constructivist graphics -- Evolution of writing machines -- MID-CENTURY MODERN, 1940-1959 -- Introduction -- Festival of Britain -- Soft Modernism -- Scandinavian style -- Scandinavia and Italy -- Holistic hotel -- Charles and Ray Eames -- Molded furniture -- Restrained ceramics -- Domestic metalware -- Lucienne Day -- Plastics -- Domestic appliances -- Evolution of vacuum cleaners -- Dieter Rams -- Post-war homewares -- Decorative glassware -- Model 5380 Oriente vase -- Scandinavian glass -- Desert heat -- Sculptural lighting -- Mid-century posters -- Helvetica -- Evolution of cars -- CULTURAL REVOLUTION, 1960-1979 -- Introduction -- Concrete curves -- Evolution of televisions -- Experimental furniture -- Innovative furniture -- Verner Panton -- Herman Miller -- Platner coffee table -- Habitat -- Cathedral of light -- Vitra -- Inventive ceramics -- Sleek metalware -- Achille Castiglioni -- Artistic glass -- Radical lighting -- Flos -- Dalilips sofa -- Kartell -- Audio-visual technology -- Home and office -- Kenneth Grange -- Psychedelic posters -- Exhibition poster -- Evolution of guitars -- Advertising and signs -- Bright textiles -- POSTMODERN & CONTEMPORARY, 1980s onwards -- Introduction -- Ettore Sottsass -- Postmodern furniture -- IKEA -- Experimental furniture -- Knoll -- The spread of postmodernism -- Marc Newson -- Office equipment and computers -- The art of ceramics -- Experimental metalware -- Ron Arad -- Tangled angles -- Studio glass -- Orrefors -- European glass -- Northern lighting -- Postmodern lighting -- Tide Chandelier -- Muji -- Plastic homewares -- Philippe Starck -- James Dyson -- Product design -- Jonathan Ive -- Postmodern posters -- Thomas Heatherwick -- New technology -- Evolution of telephones -- Fluidity of form.
Summary: Design: The Definitive Visual History is a gorgeous visual celebration of design across the decades. Find out all about the major design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and browse through the beautiful image catalogs of everything from glassware to posters and typography to chairs. Arranged chronologically, from 1850 to the present day, follow the fascinating evolution of how design has influenced the look and functionality of the objects we use every day from telephones and cameras to toys, furniture and fashion. With profiles of iconic designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck and stunning images of buildings and interiors, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design and the perfect package for design lovers.
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Design: The Definitive Visual History is a gorgeous visual celebration of design across the decades. Find out all about the major design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and browse through the beautiful image catalogs of everything from glassware to posters and typography to chairs. Arranged chronologically, from 1850 to the present day, follow the fascinating evolution of how design has influenced the look and functionality of the objects we use every day from telephones and cameras to toys, furniture and fashion. With profiles of iconic designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry and Philippe Starck and stunning images of buildings and interiors, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design and the perfect package for design lovers.

WHAT IS DESIGN? -- Origins -- Chronology -- Color -- Proportion -- Shape and form -- Pattern and texture -- ARTS & CRAFTS, 1850-1920 -- Introduction -- The age of revivals -- Glass and iron -- William Morris -- Handcrafted furniture -- Gustav Stickley -- The Aesthetic Movement -- Aesthetic Movement furniture -- Japonisme -- Thonet -- Evolution of chairs -- Art pottery -- Rookwood -- Evolution of bicycles -- Metal tableware -- Silver footed bowl -- Metal homeware -- Christopher Dresser -- Fabric and wallpaper -- Liberty -- ART NOUVEAU, 1880-1910 -- Introduction -- Curved furniture -- Louis Majorelle -- Secessionist furniture -- Antoni Gaudí -- Baltic pearl -- Charles Rennie Mackintosh -- Colorful ceramics -- Sinuous metalware -- WMF -- Art Nouveau jewelry -- Josef Hoffmann -- Guardian angels -- Decorated vases -- Table lamp -- Electric lighting -- Evolution of lighting -- Louis Comfort Tiffany -- Furnishing fabrics -- Art Nouveau posters -- Evolution of cameras -- ART DECO, 1919-1940 -- Introduction -- Functional furniture -- Luxurious contours -- Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann -- Bold ceramics -- Clarice Cliff -- Domestic metalware -- Georg Jensen -- Streamlining -- Evolution of trains -- Deco dome -- Product design -- Early plastic pieces -- Elegant timepieces -- Evolution of clocks -- Ekco Radio AD-65 -- Machine-age products -- Lincoln-Zephyr -- Opulent gems -- Statement glassware -- René Jules Lalique -- Art Deco lighting -- Words and images -- Shanghai -- Artists' fabrics -- All that glitters -- MODERNISM, 1910-1939 -- Introduction -- The Bauhaus -- Tubular metal furniture -- New forms -- Marcel Breuer -- Barcelona chair -- Charlotte Perriand -- Modern living -- Frank Lloyd Wright -- Early Modernist ceramics -- Eileen Gray -- Geometric metalware -- Peter Behrens -- Pure and plain glass -- Alvar Aalto -- Modernist product design -- Evolution of audio -- Modernist graphics -- Penguin paperback covers -- Constructivist graphics -- Evolution of writing machines -- MID-CENTURY MODERN, 1940-1959 -- Introduction -- Festival of Britain -- Soft Modernism -- Scandinavian style -- Scandinavia and Italy -- Holistic hotel -- Charles and Ray Eames -- Molded furniture -- Restrained ceramics -- Domestic metalware -- Lucienne Day -- Plastics -- Domestic appliances -- Evolution of vacuum cleaners -- Dieter Rams -- Post-war homewares -- Decorative glassware -- Model 5380 Oriente vase -- Scandinavian glass -- Desert heat -- Sculptural lighting -- Mid-century posters -- Helvetica -- Evolution of cars -- CULTURAL REVOLUTION, 1960-1979 -- Introduction -- Concrete curves -- Evolution of televisions -- Experimental furniture -- Innovative furniture -- Verner Panton -- Herman Miller -- Platner coffee table -- Habitat -- Cathedral of light -- Vitra -- Inventive ceramics -- Sleek metalware -- Achille Castiglioni -- Artistic glass -- Radical lighting -- Flos -- Dalilips sofa -- Kartell -- Audio-visual technology -- Home and office -- Kenneth Grange -- Psychedelic posters -- Exhibition poster -- Evolution of guitars -- Advertising and signs -- Bright textiles -- POSTMODERN & CONTEMPORARY, 1980s onwards -- Introduction -- Ettore Sottsass -- Postmodern furniture -- IKEA -- Experimental furniture -- Knoll -- The spread of postmodernism -- Marc Newson -- Office equipment and computers -- The art of ceramics -- Experimental metalware -- Ron Arad -- Tangled angles -- Studio glass -- Orrefors -- European glass -- Northern lighting -- Postmodern lighting -- Tide Chandelier -- Muji -- Plastic homewares -- Philippe Starck -- James Dyson -- Product design -- Jonathan Ive -- Postmodern posters -- Thomas Heatherwick -- New technology -- Evolution of telephones -- Fluidity of form.

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