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1950s Modern By Susannah Walker

1950s Modern
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1950s Modern: British Style and Design by Susannah Walker

After the privations of the Second World War the British embraced modern design like never before. From spindly-legged furniture to fabrics based on atomic design, and quirkily patterned pottery to abstract graphics, they wanted everything around them to reflect the bright new post-war world. This book traces the development of modern design in the 1950s, from its genteel beginnings at the Festival of Britain to the shops brimming with slick products at the end of the decade. Looking at well-known classics, popular favourites, the work of famous designers and that of anonymous innovators, it is a perfect introduction to the flamboyant and sometimes kitsch style of the decade when we learnt to love the modern.

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About Susannah Walker


Susannah Walker studied Design History and since then has worked as an exhibition curator, writer and television producer specialising in design and architecture. She is currently writing a book about Tom Eckersley and runs a blog, Quad Royal, about British posters and graphics. She is writing 'Home Front Posters' for Shire.

Table of Contents


Introduction Design is Good for You Different Ways of Seeing A Modern Country Not Over Here A New Kind of Modern Places to Visit Further Reading Index

Additional information

GOR010396329
1950s Modern: British Style and Design by Susannah Walker
Susannah Walker
Shire Library
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2012-09-20
56
0747811458
9780747811459
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.