History of Modern Design: Graphics and Products Since the Industrial Revolution

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Laurence King Publishing, 2003 - Design - 400 pages
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"This insightful, wide-ranging book 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 the relationship developed. The effects of a vastly enlarged audience for the products of modern design and the complex dyanmic 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." -- book jacket.
  

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Contents

Preface
8
Part
9
SUPPLY DEMAND AND DESIGN 17001865
15
Entrepreneurial Efforts in Britain
27
Expanding Industry
34
Design Society and Standards
45
The Great Exhibition of 1851
51
Images for All
58
INTERNATIONAL
239
A Culture
294
New Materials New Products
317
Product Housing
323
Laminated Materials
332
Mass Design and the Home
338
AntiDesign in Italy
345
Politics Pluralism
353

ARTS CRAFTS AND MACHINES 18661914
65
The Joy of Work
106
Mechanization and Industry
129
O Paris and Art Moderne Before and After
143
C The First Machine Age in Europe 166
169
Part IV
203
IO Art Design and Industry in the United
205
Postmodernism and Resistance
360
Reform and Social Responsibility
368
Design and Softness
375
The Persistence of Process
381
Bibliography
387
Index
396
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David Raizman is a professor in the Department of Visual Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

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