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Radical Italian Design 1965-1985 (The Dennis Freedman Collection)
ISBN: HB: 9780300247497, Yale University Press, February 2020
224 pp., 30.5x24.1 cm, 117 colour illus.
In the mid-1960s, reacting to contemporary social and political upheaval, young Italian architects and designers began developing a new style that openly challenged Modernism. Known as "Radical design," this movement probed possibilities for visually...
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Henry van de Velde Designing Modernism
ISBN: HB: 9780300226669, Yale University Press, July 2019
224 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 52 colour illus., 89 black&white illus.
The painter, designer, and architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) played a crucial role in expanding modernist aesthetics beyond Paris and beyond painting. Opposing growing nationalism around 1900, he sought to make painting the basis of an aesthet...
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N. C. Wyeth New Perspectives
ISBN: PB: 9780300243680, Yale University Press, June 2019
216 pp., 27.9x24.8 cm, 158 colour illus.
N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) was widely renowned for his iconic images of characters such as King Arthur, Robin Hood, and Robinson Crusoe that were reproduced as illustrations for books and magazines. The patriarch of the Wyeth family, father of Andrew Wy...
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Jan Tschichold and the New Typography Graphic Design Between the World Wars
ISBN: PB: 9780300243956, Yale University Press, April 2019
256 pp., 22.2x17.8 cm, 80 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
Richly illustrated with images from Jan Tschichold's little-known private collection of design ephemera, this important book explores a legendary figure in the history of modern graphic design through the artists, ideas, and texts from the Bauhaus th...
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Weaving Modernism Postwar Tapestry Between Paris and New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300232592, Yale University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 59 colour illus., 45 black&white illus.
With a revelatory analysis of how the postwar French tapestry revival provided a medium for modern art and a model for its discourse and marketing on both sides of the Atlantic, "Weaving Modernism" presents a fascinating reexamination of modernism's...
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Bookshop of the World Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age
ISBN: HB: 9780300230079, Yale University Press, March 2019
496 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 70 colour illus.
The Dutch Golden Age has long been seen as the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, whose paintings captured the public imagination and came to represent the marvel that was the Dutch Republic. Yet there is another, largely overlooked marvel in the Dutch wo...
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Rise of Everyday Design The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America
ISBN: HB: 9780300234985, Yale University Press, March 2019
256 pp., 27.9x22.9 cm, 210 colour illus.
In its spread from Britain to the United States, the Arts and Crafts Movement evolved from its roots in individual craftsmanship to a mainstream trend increasingly adapted for mass production by American retailers. Inspired by John Ruskin in Britain...
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Art of Graphic Design 30th Anniversary Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780300238570, Yale University Press, November 2018
248 pp., 34x24.3 cm, 272 colour illus., 38 black&white illus.
Bradbury Thompson (1911-1995) remains one of the most admired and influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, having trained a generation of design students while on the faculty of the Yale School of Art for more than thirty years. The ar...
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Serious Play Design in Midcentury America
ISBN: HB: 9780300234220, Yale University Press, October 2018
256 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 153 colour illus., 51 black&white illus.
This spirited volume shows how postwar designers embraced whimsy and eclecticism in their work, exploring playfulness as an essential construct of modernity. Following World War II, Americans began accumulating more and more goods, spurring a transfo...
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Georg Jensen Scandinavian Design for Living
ISBN: HB: 9780300232998, Yale University Press, July 2018
224 pp., 26.7x24.1 cm, 200 colour illus.
In 1904 Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935) founded one of the world's most celebrated design companies. Famous for its signature silver tableware that combines gleaming sculptural forms with lush ornament, Jensen's eponymous firm has stood a...
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