40S & 50s: War and Postwar Years
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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WAR AND PEACE
WARTIME TECHNOLOGY 8
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