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Title
Essential modernism
Type
Text
Genre Form
History.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
DDC: 745.409/04 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2018942945
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"A beautiful and expansive look at Modernist design, representing iconic works including architecture, interiors, graphic design, and product design. This wide-ranging survey showcases and analyzes the work of dozens of Modernist designers, from those who established the International Style in the 1920s and '30s through the groundbreaking practitioners of the mid-1940s ... This lively and accessible volume includes sections on furniture, lighting, ceramics and glass, industrial and product design, graphic design and posters, houses and interiors, as well as profiles of more than seventy influential creators ... Complete with essays by accomplished scholars and subject specialists, over 600 illustrations, and an illustrated A to Z of designers, architects, and manufacturers" -- Publisher.
With essays by Tim Benton, Mel Buchanan, Anne H. Hoy, Margret Kentgens-Craig, Jolanthe Kugler, Rick Poynor, Patrick and Laurence Seguin, and Richard Wright. This wide-ranging survey showcases and analyzes the work of dozens of Modernist designers, from those who established the International Style in the 1920s and '30s through the groundbreaking practitioners of the mid-1940s. Modernism, with its powerful aesthetic and compelling philosophical framework, is the twentieth century's most defining movement in design and the applied arts. International architects and designers such as Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the built world and how we live in it. Their work rejected historical precedents, prioritizing function over tradition, and their experimentation with new forms, materials, and techniques transformed our living spaces and lifestyles and fundamentally changed the way we think about design. This lively and accessible volume includes sections on furniture, lighting, ceramics and glass, industrial and product design, graphic design and posters, houses and interiors, as well as profiles of more than seventy influential creators. The encyclopedic scope facilitates unexpected connections and offers new insights into the movement. Complete with essays by accomplished scholars and subject specialists, over 600 illustrations, and an illustrated A to Z of designers, architects, and manufacturers, this book is unparalleled and unprecedented in scope. Essential Modernism is an indispensable resource for scholars and students as well as for the designer's studio, the collector's desk, and the enthusiast's library. -- From dust jacket.
Table Of Contents
Furniture. Advent of modernity: modernist French furniture and the new materiality / Patrick Seguin, Lawrence Seguin
Bauhaus by design: the ideas and the influence of the Bauhaus masters / Jolanthe Kugler
Erik Gunnar Asplund
Marcel Breurer
Donald Deskey
Jean-Michel Frank
Eileen Gray
René Herbst
Kaare Klint
Mogens Koch
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand
Bruno Mathsson
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & Lilly Reich
Jean Prouvé
Gerrit Rietveld
Gilbert Rohde
Kem Weber
Lighting. The age of enlightenment: the evolution of lighting from Art Deco to Modernism / Richard Wright
Marianne Brandt
George Carwardine
Christian Dell
Poul Henningsen
Walter von Nessen
Gio Ponti & Pietro Chiesa
Ceramics & glass. The new aesthetic: the evolution of modernist ceramics in the inter-war years / Mel Buchanan
Bernard Leach & Michael Cardew
Otto Lindig & Theodor Bogler
Grete Marks
Orrefors
Paolo Venini & Carlo Scarpa
Marguerite Wildenhain
Russel Wright
Industrial & product design. 'Flash-and-gleam beauty': the streamlined decade in America / Anne H. Hoy
Peter Behrens
Harold van Doren
Henry Dreyfuss
Richard Buckminster Fuller
Norman Bel Geddes
Raymond Loewy
Ferdinand Porsche
Walter Dorwin Teague
Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Graphics & posters. The birth of modern type: typographical revolution and the advent of modernist graphic design / Rick Poynor
Josef Albers
Herbert Bayer
A. M. Cassandre
Theo van Doesburg
László Moholy-Nagy
Alexander Rodchenko
Jan Tschichold
Houses & interiors. Welcome to the machine: the power of the automobile and new technology in shaping the modern home / Tim Benton
The Bauhaus in America: the modernist émigrés and their influence on American architecture, interiors and design, 1920-1940 / Margret Kentgens-Craig
Alvar Aalto: Villa Mairea, Noormarkku, Finland
Brinkman & Van der Vlugt: Sonneveld House, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Pierre Chareau: Maison de Verre, Paris, France
Serge Chermayeff: Bentley Wood, East Sussex, UK
Ernő Goldfinger: Willow Road, London, UK
Eileen Gray & Jean Badovici: E-1027, Roquebrune, France
Walter Gropius: Gropius House, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
Arne Jacobsen: Rothenborg House, Klampenborg, Denmark
Le Corbusier: Villa Savoye, Poissy, France
Robert Mallet-Stevens: Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic
Richard Neutra: Lovell Health House, Los Angeles, USA
Auguste Perre: Studio-residence for Chana Orloff, Paris, France
Gerrit Rietveld: Rietveld Schröder House, Utrecht, Netherlands
Eliel Saarinen: Saarinen House, Cranbrook, Michigan, USA
Hans Scharound, Haus Schminke, Löbau, Germany
Rudolph Schindler: Schindler House, Los Angeles, USA
Guiseppe Terragni: Villa Bianca, Seveso, Italy
Frank Lloyd Wright: Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania, USA.
Authorized Access Point
Bradbury, Dominic, Essential modernism
Authorized Access Point Variant
Benton, Tim, 1945- Essential modernism
Buchanan, Mel, Essential modernism
Hoy, Anne H., Essential modernism
Kentgens-Craig, Margret, 1948- Essential modernism
Kugler, Jolanthe, 1977- Essential modernism
Poynor, Rick, Essential modernism
Seguin, Patrick, Essential modernism
Seguin, Laurence, Essential modernism