Surveying applied arts and industrial design from the 18th century to the present day, this book explores 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. The book also explores the impact of a wealth of new man-made industrial materials and tools on the course of modern design - from steel to titanium, plywood to plastic, cotton to nylon, wire to transistors, and microprocessors to nanotubes. The research, development and applications of these technologies are shown as depending upon far-reaching lines of communication stretching across geographical and linguistic boundaries. Reviews of the first edition: "Raizmans book awakens you to examples of design that surround us everywhere, all the time. By the end, the "History of Modern Design" manages the rare trick of being an authoritative textbook that fuels the imagination". ("Blueprint").
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Filling the gap for an extensively illustrated history of modern design, this introduction provides a balanced, chronological survey of the decorative arts, industrial design and graphic design from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Focusing on the appreciation of design as a creative activity, as well as an enterprise conditioned by economic, technological and social history, Raizman includes the study of products and furnishing designed for mass consumption, and examines the social context for the democratization of culture. The author examines supply, demand, and design from 1700-1850, arts, crafts, and machines from 1850-1914, design after the Great War, 1918-1944and international modernism and mass culture after World War II. For design professionals.About the Author:
David Raizman is Professor in the Art and Art History Department in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He co-edited, with Professor Carma Gorman, Objects, Audiences, and Literatures: Alternative Narratives in the History of Design (2007), and has been a research fellow at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University museum in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Buchbeschreibung Laurence King Publishing Jun 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A comprehensive guide to design over the last 300 years. This new edition has a global overview that brings the book bang up to date. Over 8000 copies sold so far of the first edition. 432 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781856696944