40S & 50s: War and Postwar Years

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Gareth Stevens Pub., 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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20th Century Design documents the evolution of design and technology throughout the century. The series charts the explosive effects of art, everyday life, politics, and the new technologies of the time on the development and progression of design. Also enjoy our companion series 20th Century Fashion (pg.56), which documents the evolution of clothing from the 1900s to 1990s.

The evolution of design looks at wartime austerity and the power of the consumer explosion. Learn about design classics, such as the Vespa and the Ant chair, and designers, from Le Corbusier to Raymond Loewy. Discover the technologies of the time, such as reinforced concrete and the jet engine.

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Contents

WAR AND PEACE
1930
WARTIME TECHNOLOGY 8
1937
INTERIORS 20
1949
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Jackie Gaff has over 20 years' experience in illustrated books for children. Previously a nonfiction editor, she is now a full-time author with a real commitment to, and enthusiasm for, creating books that children both want and are able to read. Gaff is also the author of three other I Wonder Why books: I Wonder Why Fish Grew Legs, I Wonder Why Mountains Have Snow on Top, and I Wonder Why the Sahara Is Cold at Night.

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