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Mod to Memphis free pdf This text explores the role of colour, allied to form and materials, in distinguishing the furniture, lighting, textiles and wallpaper designs that were a product of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s - creative and innovative years. One important designer whose career spanned this period is the Italian Ettore Sottsass. His radical design philosophies contributed to the emergence of the "anti-design" experimentation of the 1960s and early 1970s and to the formation in 1981 of the Milan-based design collective known as Memphis. What the 1960s and 1980s had in common was colour. Vibrant, unorthodox, liberated: colour was a rich and defining element in the vocabulary of the design language of these years. The book provides an introduction to design of the period and profiles the work of some key designers, including Verner Panton, Vico Magistretti, Marimekko, Pierre Paulin, Gaetano Pesce and Memphis. Illustrated throughout, it should appeal to all those with an interest in modern and contemporary design.

About Anne Watson

Anne Watson is a curator of decorative arts and design at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. She has written and lectured widely on many aspects of 19th- and 20th-century design and is the editor of Beyond Architecture: Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin in America, Australia and India (Powerhouse Publishing, 1998).

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Author : Anne Watson
Publisher : Powerhouse Publishing
Data Published : 28 January 2003
ISBN : 1863170944
EAN : 9781863170949
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 80 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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