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Jocelyn de Noblet; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France)
|Notes:||"Publication sponsored by: A.F.A.A., Association Française d'Action Artistique, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Ministère de la Culture et de la Francophonie, Délégation aux Art Plastiques (FIACRE)."
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Design, miroir du siècle at the Grand Palais, Paris, 19 May to 25 July 1993"--Title page verso.
|Description:||431 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm|
|Contents:||Foreword : Industrial design from 1851 into the 21st century / Sir Terence Conran --
Design in question / François Barré --
Design, mirror of a century / François Seigneur --
The realm of objects / Marianne Barzilay and Sylvain Dubuisson --
Preface / Marc Augé --
Design in progress / Jocelyn de Noblet --
Design for everyday objects / Evert Endt, with Sabine Grandadam --
Design in the first machine age / Jacques Guillerme --
Abolish bric-à-brac : confusion and profusion in 19th-century industrial art / Michel Vernes --
Comfort / Roger-Henri Guerrand --
Dandyism : from luxury to immateriality / Françoise Coblence --
The survival of the craft ideal / Gullian Naylor --
Art for everyone / Lionel Richard --
Art deco : nostalgia and post-modernism during the first machine age / Suzanne Tise. The Bauhaus and the theory of form / Elodie Vitale --
The great utopia / Éric Mézil --
Streamlining (1930-1955) / Jeffrey L. Meikle --
Design for the happy days : the 1950s / Jocelyn de Noblet --
Modernity and the Ulm school / Bernd Meurer --
Italian radical architecture / Andrea Branzi --
Industrial design today / Marion Hancock --
Biodesign / Mike Jones --
Leaving the 20th century / Catherine McDermott --
Car design / Gaston Juchet --
The process of car design / Gaston Juchet --
Colour, design and mass production : the history of a difficult encounter (1880-1960) / Michel Pastoureau --
The voice of things / Louis Dandrel --
Ornament and industrial design : culture, status and identity / Jonathan M. Woodham --
Beyond a semiology of objects / Henri Pierre Jeudy --
The domestication of objects / Martyne Perrot --
CAD and the conception of objects / Jean Zeitoun --
Time-objects beyond form / Edmond Couchot --
New materials in the industrial age / Raymond Guidot --
New questions : fluidification of matter, acceleration of time and production of meaning / Ezio Manzini --
Postface : Towards the 21st century : design in quest of an identity / Anne-Marie Boutin.
|Other Titles:||Industrial design, reflection of a century
Design, miroir du siècle
|Responsibility:||edited by Jocelyn de Noblet.|
This volume provides a comprehensive historical overview of industrial design and an investigation of the key themes and issues that affect production and consumption. Thirty essays by a team of international specialists trace the development of design, examine current trends and explore the factors which will shape the course of design in the 21st century. Major currents in design, such as Art Deco, streamlining, the Bauhaus, functionalism and Post-Modernism are perceptively analysed, along with the implications of recent technological breakthroughs in fields such as computer-aided design, virtual reality and synthetic materials. The role of colour, sound, and ergonomics is treated, as well as the impact of fashion and social trends.
Among the nearly 800 illustrations included in this book, a selection of design classics that have radically changed our lives is featured, from the Singer sewing machine, the Remington typewriter and the Ford model T, to the miniskirt, the Walkman and the Apple Macintosh computer. An extensive illustrated chronology places the major technological inventions and products within the context of the cultural, political and artistic events of their period. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Design, Miroir du Siecle at the Grand Palais in Paris, this beautifully designed volume, with its insightful texts, biographical information about designers and newly researched visual and historical documents, provides an invaluable reference for design professionals and a fascinating guide for everyone interested in industrial design past, present and future.