Designs of the Times: Using Key Movements and Styles for Contemporary Design

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Designs of the Times is the ultimate source book for anyone with an interest in twentieth-century design. Many of us talk freely about "design history," but how much do we really know about this vast subject area? What are the key movements? What are the characteristics that define each style, and who are their key proponents?

Designs of the Times answers all of these questions and more by exploring the movements and styles that have come to define twentieth-century design as we...

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Overview

Designs of the Times is the ultimate source book for anyone with an interest in twentieth-century design. Many of us talk freely about "design history," but how much do we really know about this vast subject area? What are the key movements? What are the characteristics that define each style, and who are their key proponents?

Designs of the Times answers all of these questions and more by exploring the movements and styles that have come to define twentieth-century design as we know it today. Four timelines provide an overview of these movements along with the significant events, specific designs, and individual designers who have contributed to each. Lists of key players, international variations, and definitive characteristics provide quick-reference information. Strong visual examples spanning a range of disciplines — from industrial design and graphics to art and architecture — reveal how each style has evolved and how it has been applied to design today.

Design is no longer simply a matter of form or function; it is a language that must be fully understood before it can be used effectively. For this Designs of the Times is the key. An easy-to-use, snapshot guide, this book will assist students and professionals alike in their ongoing quest for unique, creative solutions to varied design briefs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782880468163
  • Publisher: RotoVision SA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.93 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Lakshmi Bhaskaran graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1999. Having spent two years as editor of Watch magazine, she now works as a freelance design journalist and editor, and contributes to a wide range of publications including ID, Blueprint, Grafik, and Design Week. She is also the author of What is Publication Design? She lives in London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Timelines

Key Movements and Styles

Designs

Designers

Events

Movements and Styles

Arts and Crafts Movement

Esthetic Movement

Japonisme

Art Nouveau

Modernism

Beaux-Arts

Jugendstil

Misson Style

Secession

Wiener Werkstätte

Deutsche Werkbund

Futurism

Art Deco

Czech Cubism

Vorticism

Dadaism

de Stijl

Bauhaus

Moderne

Constructivism

Surrealism

Rationalism

Streamlining

Organic Design

International Style

Biomorphism

Scandinavian Modern

Contemporary style

Swiss School

Pop Art

Space Age

Op Art

Antidesign

Minimalism

High-Tech

Postindustrialism

Postmodernism

California New Wave

Memphis

Deconstructivism

Endmatter

Where to See

Further Reading

Picture Credits

Index

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