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.
Robin Day, the creator of the best-selling Polypropylene chair,was renowned as afurniture designer, but also excelled in many other fields over the years, includingexhibition design, graphics and product design. Lucienne Day, an outstandingtextile designer, gained early recognition with Calyx, her acclaimed furnishingfabric for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and she also designed stunningwallpapers, ceramics and carpets. Pioneers of "Contemporary" design during the1950s and 1960s, and joint design consultants to the John Lewis Partnership from1962 to 1987, Robin and Lucienne Day,who both died in 2010,were legendaryfigures with an international reputation. Illustrated with the Days' own archivematerial and drawing on unique in-depth interviews with the designers, thislandmark book provides a comprehensive survey of their careers - an invaluablerecord of a lifetime of remarkable achievement.
Su contenido que se inicia con las doctrinas de William Morris y sus seguidores es una apasionante analisis, pleno de anecdotas y referencias personales, que abarcan todas las etapas de la genesis del diseno del siglo XX y culminan con la obra del famoso arquitecto aleman Walter Gropius y el tambien famoso y polemico Bauhaus. El Profesor Pevsner nos propone una reflexion y al mismo tiempo una evaluacion del origen y generacion del diseno, ya sea industrial, grafico o arquitectonico, liberandolo de las contradicciones generadas por las artes aplicadas y la artesania.
Author: Jonathan Woodham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-05-19
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.
Author: Thomas Hobbes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1997-05-15
The discourses provide the strongest evidence to date for the profound influences of Bacon and Machiavelli on the young Hobbes, and they add a new dimension to the much-debated impact of the scientific method on his thought. These texts, "Upon the Beginning of Tacitus," "Of Rome," and "Of Laws," provide direct access to the intellectual concerns and early influences and questions that eventually led Hobbes to the fully formed philosophy of Leviathan. In the discourses, Hobbes addresses the problem of identifying secular sources of political power that might provide security and stability in a world of constant flux, and works to free himself from some of the traditional foundations of political order.
Author: Margot Coatts
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Pioneers of modern craft profiles key figures in the history of contemporary twentieth-century crafts. It focuses on the lives and times of prominent individuals who were (or became) influential throughout the pre- and post-war periods in Britain, such as David Pye, Gerald Benney, Gerda Flockinger, Edward Barnsley and William Staite Murray.
Author: Thomas W. Gaehtgens
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release Date: 2010-04
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.
British culture is marked by indelible icons—red double-decker buses, large oak wardrobes, and the compact sleekness of the Mini. But British industrial and product design have long lived in the shadows of architecture and fashion. Cheryl Buckley here delves into the history of British design culture, and in doing so uniquely tracks the evolution of the British national identity. Designing Modern Britain demonstrates how interior design, ceramics, textiles, and furniture craft of the twentieth century contain numerous hallmark examples of British design. The book explores topics connected to the British design aesthetic, including the spread of international modernism, the eco-conscious designs of the 1980s and 1990s, and the influence of celebrity product designers and their labels. Buckley also investigates popular nostalgia in recent times, considering how museum and gallery exhibitions have been instrumental in reimagining Britain’s past and how the heritage industry has fueled a growing trend among designers of employing images of British culture in their work. A thoughtful look at the aesthetic heritage of a nation that has left its footprint around the globe, Designing Modern Britain will be a valuable text for students and professionals in design.