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Cold War modern : design 1945-1970

Cold War modern : design 1945-1970

Author: David Crowley; Jane Pavitt
Publisher: London : V & A Publishing, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Modern life after 1945 seemed to promise both utopia and catastrophe. Both could, it seemed, be achieved at the 'push of a button'. Published to accompany a major V & A exhibition, 'Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970', this book explores how the politics of the Cold War shaped architecture and design. Reassessing 'classic' designs and introducing many little-known objects."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Bildband
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cold War modern.
London : V & A, 2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crowley; Jane Pavitt
ISBN: 9781851775439 1851775439 1851775706 9781851775705
OCLC Number: 227919322
Awards: British Book Design and Production Awards 2009: Shortlisted, Exhibition catalogues.
Description: 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portrait ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / David Crowley and Jane Pavitt : From monuments to fast cars: aspects of cold war art, 1946-1957 / Sarah Wilson ; Modernism between peace and freedom: Picasso and others at the Congress of Intellectuals in Wrocław, 1948 / Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius --
2. Europe reconstructed, Europe divided / David Crowley : Marshall Plan modernism in divided Germany / Greg Castillo --
3. Design and the democratic ideal / Jane Pavitt : Cold war front lines: the architecture of defence / Caroline Maniaque --
4. The bomb in the brain / Jane Pavitt ; War games: cold war Britain in film and fiction / Barry Curtis --
5. Thaw modern: design in Eastern Europe after 1956 / David Crowley : 'Our kitchen is just as good': Soviet responses to the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959 / Susan E. Reid --
6. The hi-tech cold war / Jane Pavitt and David Crowley : Imagining the computer: Eliot Noyes, the Eames and the IBM Pavilion / John Harwood ; Expo '70 as watershed: the politics of American art and technology / Anne Collins Goodyear --
7. In the image of revolution / David Crowley : Protest by design: Giancarlo de Carlo and the 14th Milan Triennale / Paola Nicolin ; The personal visions and public spaces of the Movement Group (Dvizhenie) / Jane A. Sharp ; Architecture or revolution? Vienna's 1968 / Jana Scholze --
8. Looking down on spaceship earth: cold war landscapes / David Crowley.
Responsibility: edited by David Crowley and Jane Pavitt.
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