On the Table

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Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Jan 1, 1999 - Architecture - 128 pages
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The evolution of design in America reflects regular shifts between heavily ornamented and more abstract, simple forms. Economics and technology, as well as style and taste, have influenced these formal vocabularies. This book surveys table design and place settings From the modern era -- representing such designers as Charles Eames, Gilbert Rohde, George Nelson, Robert Venturi, Maya Lin, Isamu Noguchi, Eva Ziesel, and others. With examples From both high and popular markets, this book includes a section in which artists (Martin Scorcese, Tony Kushner, and Tina Barney, among others) present a memorable table of their choosing, as well as informative text by design specialists.

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Contents

FOREWORD
7
ON THE AMERICAN TABLE
23
A FOLIO OF TABLES
79
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Robbins is associate professor, Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University and current Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts.

Paola Antonelli is one of the world's foremost design experts and was recently rated as one of the top one hundred most powerful people in the world of art by "Art Review". She is a curator in the Depart-ment of Architecture and Design at The Mu-seum of Modern Art in New York City, where she curated the exhibition "Humble Masterpieces" to great acclaim. Italian, and an architect by training, Antonelli has also curated architecture and design exhibi-tions in Italy, France, and Japan. She has been a contributing editor for "Domus" magazine and the design editor for Abitare. A lecturer at Har-vard's Graduate School of Design, she is also the author of MoMA's "Objects of Design" and "Safe: Design Takes on Risk". She lives in New York City with her husband.

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