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The industrialization of design : a history from the steam age to today

Author: Carroll Gantz
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Industrial design is a fundamental component of the traditional consumer experience. This book traces the history of industrial design over three centuries, beginning with the eighteenth-century industrial revolution. It identifies the major figures, organizations, styles and evolutionary events of the profession"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carroll Gantz
ISBN: 9780786442546 0786442549
OCLC Number: 681534308
Description: vii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Pre-1800: Twin revolutions --
1800-1850: The American system --
1850-1875: International competition --
1875-1900: The "new" decorative art --
1900-1918: Architects take the lead --
1918-1927: Modern design takes root --
1927-1936: American modern design --
1936-1945: Dreams of the future and war --
1945-1950: Postwar recovery and consolidation --
1950-1965: Imports and contradictions --
1965-1985: Challenges and computers --
1985-2010: Global design --
Appendix I. Biographies --
Appendix II. Past presidents of industrial design organizations.
Responsibility: Carroll Gantz.

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"Industrial design is a fundamental component of the traditional consumer experience. This book traces the history of industrial design over three centuries, beginning with the eighteenth-century industrial revolution. It identifies the major figures, organizations, styles and evolutionary events of the profession"--

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