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Street Furniture Design : Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain (Hardcover) (Eleanor Herring)

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Herring focuses on postwar London to underwrite an analysis of street furniture. The book is divided into five chapters which proceed in roughly chronological order but also shift in perspective on debates regarding street furniture. The first chapter presents design frameworks from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and characterizes the style of street furniture prior to World War II. Chapter two looks at the perspective of the influential national Council of Industrial Design on postwar design initiatives for public spaces. Chapter three broadens to second-tier perspectives in the elite design world and the overall debate among artistic authorities. Chapter four considers the opinions of nonspecialists and how local implementation forces such as planners, engineers, and overall public opinion tended to oppose the artistic movement toward modern design and hence influence final installations. Chapter five concludes by moving on to how a largely elite-led debate over street furniture design gave way to critique of the elite design establishment in general. The author ties together these perspectives into an overall analysis of postwar modernism, pluralism, and understanding of authority. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 214
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Eleanor Herring
Language: English
Street Date: July 14, 2016
TCIN: 51720991
UPC: 9781474245616
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4933
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