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Books and materials relating to the applied arts after WWI; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Mang, Karl, History of Modern Furniture, New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1979, first edition, 4to (11.25" x 9"), HB, red cloth bds w/ titles in color illus dj, VG / VG+. Ex-library; several interior stamps, red printing to lower edge of text block, scarring to front pastedown & rear endpapers, soiling to ffep,.

185 pp, 383 illustrations in b&w. Bibliography & index. Survey of international furniture style from the mid-1800s to the late 20th century, often examined as a reflection of the cultural moment. Numerous influential designers are included, such as Alvar Aalto, Henri van de Velde, Peter Behrens, Marcel Breuer, Charles Eames, Antoni Gaudi, Walter Gropius, Josef Hoffmann, Victor Horta, Arne Jacobsen, Kaare Klint, Le Corbusier, Liberty, Adolf Loos, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo, Bruno Mathsson, Borge Morgensen, George Nelson, Gerrit Rietveld, Eero Saarinen, C.F.A. Voysey, Otto Wagner, Hans Wegner, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many others.

From the jacket: [Mang] "traces the development of furniture from the early nineteenth century to the present day. In an informal and informative way he reappraises the milestones of modern furniture from Thonet's bentwood chairs to Mies van der Rohe's elegant Barcelona chair to Joe C. Columbo's multi-purpose plastic furnishings. International in scope, the book gives ample coverage to American Shaker furniture, William Morris 's arts and crafts movement, Art Nouveau, De Stijl, the Bauhaus, the International Style, Scandinavian furniture, the modern classics manufactured in American by Knoll and Herman Miller, and recent Italian innovations. Excellent, crisply captioned photographs are conveniently keyed to the text."

CONTENTS:

Furniture As an Expression of Its Age
Anonymous Furniture in the Nineteenth Century - Harbingers of the Machine Aesthetic
Iron Furniture
The Mechanization of Furniture
Chiavari's "Campanino" -- or, How to Improve on a Traditional Form
Anonymous Wicker Furniture
Michael Thonet and Bentwood Furniture
The Shakers: Beauty Rests on Utility
The Theories of William Morris and the Challenge of Industry
Art Nouveau -- Overcoming Historicism
Beyond Art Nouveau - Antoni Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos
From Arts and Crafts to Werkbund -- the Idea of Community
The Vienna School in the Interwar Period
From De Stijl to the International Style
De Stijl Furniture -- Theory Become Concrete
The Bauhaus -- Synthesis of Art, Craftsmanship, and Industry
Furniture of the International Style - Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier
Furniture for Housing Projects of the Interwar Period
Scandinavian Furniture -- from Anonymity to World Renown
Developments in Sweden
Denmark's Teak Style
Alvar Aalto -- Fantasy and Construction in Wood
Furniture Design After World War II
New Technologies: The United States
The International Style and Beyond
New Ideas from Italy
Plastic Furniture
From Chairs and Tables to Domestic Landscape
Education As a Chance for the Future

Notes
Bibliography
Index

A classic reference on the development of modernistic design in the context of decorative arts history.    [Book ID # 1506]


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