70s and 80s: The High-Tech Age
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 modernist severity, post-modern wit, punk anarchy, and high-tech innovations. Learn about design classics, such as the Dyson vacuum cleaner and the Pompidou Center, and designers, from Neville Brody to the Memphis Group. Discover the technologies of the time, such as the microprocessor.