History of Modern Design

History of Modern Design
Library Shelf Location 38.RAIZ
Publication Date 2003
Description This History of Modern Design surveys applied arts and industrial design from the eighteenth century to the present day, exploring the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing, and the technological, social, and commercial context in which this relationship developed. The effects of a vastly enlarged audience for the products of modern design and the complex dynamic of mass consumption are also discussed. Part of this dynamic reveals that products serve as signs for desires that have little to do with need or function. Wide-ranging examples of product and graphic design are shown – and their significance within the history of design explained – including vessels and other objects made from glass, ceramics, plastic, or metal, tableware, furniture, textiles, lighting, housings for electric appliances, machines and equipment, cars, tools, books, posters, magazines, illustrations, advertisements, and digital information. The book also explores the impact of a wealth of new manmade materials on the course of modern design – from steel to titanium plywood to plastic, cotton to nylon, wire to transistors, and from microprocessors to nanotubes. The research, development, and applications of these technologies is shown as depending upon far-reaching lines of communication stretching across geographical and linguistic boundaries.
ISBN 1856693481
Quantity 1
Pages 400
Editor Samantha Gray
Author David Raizman
Format Paperback
Publisher Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London
Category Design/Graphic Design
Language English

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