British Design from 1948: Innovation in the Modern Age

This book celebrates the best of British design, documenting the transformation and impact of designers' work over the years between the post-war 'Austerity Games' of 1948 and the 2012 Olympics. As well as essays by  curators and commentators, British Design incorporates pieces by key practitioners (including Peter Saville, Barbara Hulanicki, Paul Smith and Tom Dixon) to build a comprehensive survey of over 350 of the finest examples of fashion and textiles, furniture, ceramics and glass, theatre design, graphics, photography, architecture, fine art and sculpture from this period. In addition to discussing works commissioned for official purposes, including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the Festival of Britain, the book highlights the globally influential, and very British, counter-culture, from the sixties boutiques of Mary Quant and Ossie Clark through to the club cultures of Punk, the New Romantics and Rave.

Genre
Catalogue
Topics
architecture, Austerity Games, British design, Ceramics, Fashion, Fine Art, Furniture, Glass, Graphics, photography, sculpture, Textiles, theatre design
Publisher
V & A Publishing
Editor
Ghislaine Wood
Editor
Christopher Breward
Format
Hardcover
Language
English
Original Language
English
ISBN
978-1851776740 (find on Amazon)

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