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Design Since 1945 : World of Art - Peter Dormer

Design Since 1945

World of Art

Paperback Published: 8th March 1993
ISBN: 9780500202616
Number Of Pages: 216

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"Designing" has come of age since World War II. The essential shape, form and structure of some objects in our daily lives may have been fixed many generations ago, but design and designers have now been moved centre stage by the varied demands of a society that in less than half a century has gone from the restless search for the new throw-away consumerism to a postmodernist recycling of ideas - and now, Green recycling of materials. Companies use design systematically to plan their manufacturing, shape their marketing and make their products more attractive, while many designers have sought to raise the status of their activity to that of an art form and even - like Ettore Sottsass - to see it as "a way of discussing life". Dormer questions orthodoxies, defines the contexts within which designers work, and aims to cover the wide range of post-war activity, including industrial and product design, graphics, furniture, textiles, kitchen utensils and tableware. His previous books include "The New Ceramics", "The New Furniture" and "The Meanings of Modern Design".

Prefacep. 7
What is a Designer?p. 9
Industrial and Product Designp. 33
The Style of Product Designp. 55
Graphic Designp. 91
Furniture Designp. 117
Domestic Warep. 153
Textile Designp. 179
Design Futuresp. 199
Chronologyp. 203
Select Bibliographyp. 210
Acknowledgmentsp. 212
Indexp. 213
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780500202616
ISBN-10: 0500202613
Series: World of Art
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 8th March 1993
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 15.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1