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Design Since 1945 By Peter Dormer

Design Since 1945
by Peter Dormer

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Since 1945, design and designers have been moved centre-stage by the demands of manufacturing companies and a consumer society. Dormer questions orthodoxies, defines the contexts within which designers work, and covers such activities as industrial and product design, graphics and textiles.
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Design Since 1945 by Peter Dormer

The essential shape, form and structure of some objects in our daily lives may have been fixed one, ten, or even a hundred generations ago; but the role of designers has become increasingly prominent in a society that in less than half a century has gone from a restless search for the new to recycling of materials.

Manufacturers are using design more systematically than ever before to shape their marketing and make their products more attractive, while designers have sought to raise the status of their activity to that of an art form. Peter Dormer defines with great clarity the contexts within which designers work, and surveys the wide range of postwar activity, including industrial and product design, graphics, furniture, textiles, kitchen utensils and tableware.

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Design Since 1945 Reviews

'Provides a global view of design in the post - World War II era' - Booklist
'One of the most perceptive critics, ranging across the vast body of work...with prodigious energy' - Crafts
'Puts design in context. There are wonderful examples of design within the realities of corporate teamwork' - Communication Arts

About Peter Dormer

Peter Dormer is a writer and critic specializing in 20th-century design and applied art. His previous books include The New Ceramics, The New Furniture and The Meanings of Modern Design all published by Thames and Hudson.

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Design Since 1945 by Peter Dormer
Peter Dormer
World of Art
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