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Twentieth-century Furniture: Over 230 Classics of Modern Design by Fiona Baker

Twentieth-Century Furniture is an authoritative, passionate and beautifully illustrated guide to the multifarious talents of international furniture designers and manufacturers of the past 100 years, and revels in the intrinsic beauty of skilfully crafted pieces. The explosion in styles, initiated by technical progress and fashions in architecture, design and interiors, is catalogued in this chronological overview of the century's masterpieces, from the handmade vernacular styles of the Arts and Crafts Movemetn and Art Deco, through the early Modernists to the colourful and chaotic world of Pop Art, and finally to today's innovative and experimental designs. With over 230 classics of modern design, Twentieth-Century Furniture features the work of the world's most influential and talented designers, including Philippe Starck, Henry van der Velde, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Alver Aalto, Carlo Mollino, Charles and Ray Eames, David Linley, Matthew Rice, Frank Gehry, Tom Dixon and Ron Arad. Written by Fiona and Keith Baker, experts in the field of furniture design, and richly illustrated with over 230 photographs, Twentieth-Century Furniture is an accessible and authoritative celebration of 100 years of design.

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About Fiona Baker


Keith Baker is an independent consultant, valuer and international lecturer of nineteenth- and twentieth-century decorative arts. He was previously the head of the Art Nouveau and Decorative Arts Department at Phillips Auctioneers, and has also worked at Sotheby's, London. For many years he has been a consultant to the Miller's antique guides, recently acting as specialist consultant to Miller's Collecting Pottery and Porcelain and Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia. Keith is in his fifth series of BBC's perennially popular Antiques Roadshow (UK). Fiona Baker was a valuer and cataloguer of twentieth-century applied arts for Phillips Auctioneers, London, where she specialized in furniture. She has made television and radio appearances, and has contributed to The Antique Collector (UK).

Table of Contents


Introduction 1. Arts and Crafts 2. Art Nouveau 3. Modernism 4. Art Deco 5. Mid-Century Modern 6. Pop 7. Postmodernism 8. Into the Millennium

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GOR004972780
Twentieth-century Furniture: Over 230 Classics of Modern Design by Fiona Baker
Fiona Baker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Welbeck Publishing Group
2001-06-01
256
1842223011
9781842223017
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