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Twentieth century design

Author: Jonathan M Woodham
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Series: Oxford history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fresh look at the wider issues of design and industrial culture throughout Europe, Scandinavia, North America, and the Far East ... In the history which emerges design is clearly seen for what it is: the powerful and complex expression of aesthetic, social, economic, political, and technological forces."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan M Woodham
ISBN: 0192842471 9780192842473 0192842048 9780192842046
OCLC Number: 35777427
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Towards the twentieth century --
Design and modernism --
Commerce, consumerism, and design --
Design and national identity --
The second World War: reconstruction and affluence --
Multinational corporations and global products --
Design promotion, profession, and management --
Pop to post-modernism: changing values --
Nostalgia, heritage, and design --
Design and social responsibility.
Series Title: Oxford history of art.
Responsibility: Jonathan M. Woodham.
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This text looks at design in the 20th century, and should be of interest to undergraduates studying design, 20th-century history, social anthropology, and women's studies, and also general readers  Read more...

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...a valuable contribution to the field of design studies, and it deserves careful attention. Woodham is one of many intelligent writers in the new wave of British design history. His book...is Read more...

 
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