1950s Modern

1950s Modern : British Style and Design

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 148 x 204 x 8mm | 99.79g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b/w; 40 col
  • 0747811458
  • 9780747811459
  • 313,151

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.show more

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 / Indexshow more

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