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Pioneers of modern design : from William Morris to Walter Gropius

Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed., rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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"This expanded edition of Pioneers of Modern Design provides Pevsner's original text along with significant new and revised information, enhancing the author's illuminating account of the roots of Modernism. The book now offers many beautiful color illustrations; updated biographies and bibliographies of all major figures; illustrated short essays on key themes, movements, and individuals; a critique of Pevsner's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolaus Pevsner
ISBN: 0300105711 9780300105711
OCLC Number: 57485212
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Richard Weston --
Forewords to the first, second and third editions / Nikolaus Pevsner --
1. Theories of art from Morris to Gropius --
John Ruskin --
William Morris --
The arts and crafts movement --
Deutscher Werkbund --
2. From eighteen-fifty-one to Morris and the arts and crafts movement --
The great exhibition --
Owen Jones and The grammar of ornament --
The domestic revival --
The aesthetic movement --
3. Eighteen-ninety in painting --
Paul Cézanne and the revolution in painting --
The symbolist movement --
The Pont-Aven School --
Poster art --
4. Art nouveau --
Victor Horta --
Henri Van de Velde --
Louis Comfort Tiffany and Emile Gallé --
Influential magazines --
5. Engineering and architecture in the nineteenth century --
Railway stations --
The Chicago School --
Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc --
Gustave Eiffel --
6. England, eighteen-ninety to nineteen-fourteen --
Japonisme --
The garden city movement --
Mackintosh and the Glasgow School --
Charles Francis Annesley Voysey --
7. The modern movement before nineteen-fourteen --
The Vienna Sezession and Wiener Werkstatte --
Expressionism --
Frank Lloyd Wright --
Walter Gropius and the modern movement.
Responsibility: Nikolaus Pevsner ; [introduction by Richard Weston.].

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"[An] excellent and now classic introduction to modern design and twentieth-century modernism. . . ."-Christopher Menz, Australian Book Review

 
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