European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century

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This authoritative and groundbreaking publication is the first major critical assessment of European design from the last two decades. A masterful and sumptuously illustrated book that cannot fail to have a significant impact in the study of design for years to come.
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Overview

This authoritative and groundbreaking publication is the first major critical assessment of European design from the last two decades. A masterful and sumptuously illustrated book that cannot fail to have a significant impact in the study of design for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858943404
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 11.70 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Craig Miller is curator of Design Arts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Penny Sparke is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, London. Catherine McDermott is a professor in the Faculty of Design at Kingston University, London
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Table of Contents

Foreword Lewis I. Sharp Sharp, Lewis I. Maxwell L. Anderson Anderson, Maxwell L. 6

Introduction R. Craig Miller Miller, R. Craig 8

Design in Europe, 1945-1985 Penny Sparke Sparke, Penny 12

The Context of European Design Since 1985 Catherine McDermott McDermott, Catherine 30

European Design Since 1985: Art of Industry? R. Craig Miller Miller, R. Craig 50

Postmodernist Tradition: Decorative Design 54

Postmodernist Tradition: Expressive Design 88

Modernist Tradition: Geometric Minimal Design 108

Modernist Tradition: Biomorphic Design 142

Modernist Tradition: Neopop Design 168

Postmodernist Tradition: Conceptual Design 184

Postmodernist Tradition: Neo-Dada/Surreal Design 206

Postmodernist Tradition: Neo-Decorative Design 226

Shaping the New Century? 246

Designers' Biographies Christopher Masters Masters, Christopher Meredith Evans Evans, Meredith Robin Enstrom Enstrom, Robin 254

Acknowledgments 265

Picture Credits 266

Index 267

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