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British Design : Tradition and Modernity After 1948 (Paperback)

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British Design brings together leading international scholars, designers and journalists to provide new perspectives on British design in the last sixty years, and how it at once looked back to the past with the continuation of traditions that spoke to Britain's design heritage, and looked forwards with the embrace of modernist and postmodernist style. The book responds to and develops new ways of understanding the recent history of design in Britain, with case studies on designed spaces and objects, including domestic interiors, retail spaces, schools and university buildings and transport.

The contributors address significant moments and phenomena in the historical and social history of British design, from the rise and fall of the English Country House style and the Brutalist architectural boom of the 1960s to the modern shopping space, and consider the work of key contemporary designers ranging from Tommy Roberts to Thomas Heatherwick.British Design provides new criticism and analysis on how design, from the immediate post-war period to the present day, has developed and changed how we live and how we interact with the spaces in which we live.

British Design is split into 13 chapters and is richly illustrated with 65 images, 16 of which are in full colour.

British Design brings together a collection of essays from international scholars, designers and journalists, offering new perspectives on the significance of British design in the last sixty years. The book reacts and responds to the changes that have taken place in the recent history of British Design, with case studies looking at, among others, domestic interiors, retail spaces, schools, universities and objects of transport.

Chapters include investigations into a variety of significant historical and social moments from the rise and fall of the English Country House style and the Brutalist architectural boom of the 1960s to the modern shopping space and key contemporary designers such as Thomas Heatherwick. British Design provides the contemporary study of the developments within British design and provides new criticism and analysis on how design, from post-war Britain to today, has developed and changed how we live and interact with the spaces in which we live.
Number of Pages: 221.0
Genre: Art, History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: October 22, 2015
TCIN: 23987080
UPC: 9781472505378
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-5158

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