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Design of the 20th Century

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When the Nazis rose to power in Europe during the 1930s, Modernist experiments were denounced, and many artists, architects, and designers immigrated to the United States.

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From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names—Harry Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few. Featuring numerous works from around the world, this is an essential compendium for design aficionados everywhere, with star turns including De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Charles and Ray Eames, and Philippe Starck. To be in the book its massively helps if you are in any way connected to Bauhaus/ Gropius/Ulm, Modern Movement etc. From furniture to graphics, it's all here-the work of artists who have shaped and re-created the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. Explore the modern age of design in this Bibliotheca Universalis edition of the 20th century’s key movements and trends .

An announcement for Tschichold’s book Die neue Typographie (1928; “The New Typography”) typifies his own philosophy. The use of provocative language, the shift in the presentation of women, along with the use of the anti-war slogans, were all consequences of the demonstrations and the changes in the world.More recent titles by Charlotte (which she has co-authored with her husband Peter) include "Ultimate Collector Cars" and "Ultimate Collector Motorcycles"—both published by Taschen to widespread praise among the auto press.

In their exhibition posters and layouts and illustrations for the Secession magazine, Ver Sacrum, members pushed graphic design in uncharted aesthetic directions. McKnight Kauffer, who was one of the first designers to understand how the elemental symbolic forms of Cubist and Futurist painting could be applied to the communicative medium of graphic design. From 1923 until 1936, Cassandre designed posters in which he reduced his subject matter to bold shapes and flat, modulated icons.All books are despatched securely wrapped in a clear-fonted bag, bubblewrap and in a padded envelope. The title spread for each poem is constructed into a dynamic visual composition, with geometric elements having symbolic meaning. They also edited TASCHEN's Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928–1999 and have most recently authored the double-volume Ultimate Collector Cars.

Featuring countless works from around the world, this is an essential compendium for design aficionados everywhere, with designs by De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Charles and Ray Eames, and Philippe Starck. His systematic methodology emphasized contrast of type sizes, widths, and weights, and he used white space and spatial intervals as design elements to separate and organize material.

In between you'll find profiles of some of the most influential creative minds of the 20th century, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Eero Saarinen, and many others. Design of the 20th Century is an accessible introduction to design for newcomers as well as an indispensable desk reference for design professionals.

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