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Interior design in 20th-century America : a history

Author: C Ray Smith
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, C. Ray.
Interior design in 20th-century America.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1987
(OCoLC)899753272
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Ray Smith
ISBN: 0060463228 9780060463229
OCLC Number: 14359667
Description: xi, 355 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Before 1900: Precursors of the twentieth-century interior : The Industrial Revolution ; What led up to all this? ; New materials for interiors ; The modern interior ; Design education --
1900-1910: Pioneers of twentieth-century interior design : Elsie de Wolfe: the birth of professional decorating --
Frank Lloyd Wright: pioneer of modern interiors ; The Arts and Crafts Movement ; European directions ; Organic = integrated --
1910-1920: The birth of the modern movement : American design: a dichotomy ; European design: the case for and against the machine ; The impact of World War I --
1920-1930: The first generation : Art Deco from France ; The Bauhaus: 1919-1933 ; Art Moderne ; Design in America --
1930-1940: Modernism comes to America : New materials ; The streamline style ; Beyond streamlining: interior and interior design ; The spread of modernism in America ; the promulgation of the International style ; The resurgence of Frank Lloyd Wright ; Design in France ; Design in England ; American decorating ; Europe and America: the threat of war --
1940-1950: The second generation : Alexander Girard ; The Scandinavian influence ; After World War II ; The new modern furniture manufacturers ; Harvard under Gropius ; The spread of the Miesian idiom ; The Bay Region style ; "Traditional" versus "contemporary" ; Design education ; Influential designers ; "Traditional modern" and " contemporary" ; The Italian influence ; The end of an era and a new beginning --
1950-1960: The triumph of modernism in America ; Technological advances in interior design ; The International style: triumph of the modern crusade ; The "good design" shows ; The new space planners ; European influences ; The growth of American modern furniture ; Residential and technical advances ; Alexander Girard ; Individualist designers ; Other influential designers ; The resistance to modernism ; The residential designers ; The transitional-contemporary designers ; Professional organizations ; Renewal versus heritage ; A new free-form expressionism ; European parallels ; The decade of the parabola ; The interiors of Louis Kahn ; The filigree screen ; The new color richness ; A new elegance in furniture ; Frank Lloyd Wright --
1960-1970: The third generation : The architectural establishment ; Questioning the modern movement ; Minimalism and elegance ; The residential designers ; Design: expansion and revolution ; A diversity of directions ; Office landscape --
1970-1980: The fourth generation : Design pluralism ; Restoration and recycling ; Hotel design ; Store design and display ; Product design --
Corporate design ; the New York five ; The post-modernists ; The Italian influence ; The late modernists ; The minimalists ; The residential designers ; Licensing for interior designers --
1980 to the present: today and its challenges : Directions at mid-decade ; Problems of the profession ; Conclusion.
Other Titles: Interior design in twentieth-century America
Responsibility: C. Ray Smith.

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