Author: Anne Bony, Ivan Rakočević
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
The design of the 1970s was distinguished by a strong confluence of creativity and functionalism in furnishing and decor. We already recognize many '70s furniture designs as icons of mid-century modernism-and the proof is the prices they command at fine furniture auctions today.Bony examines the works of international designers whose creations exemplify this period, from the ergonomically-focused designers working in America to the pure design movement in Scandinavia and design innovators in Italy led by Archizoom, Alchymia, and Gaetano Pesce. This indispensable reference book chronicles the period's interior design trends with over 200 photographs focusing on artistic and decorative innovations that created the first intelligent and informed design conversation between two continents.
Author: Catriona Gray, House & Garden
Publisher: Hachette UK
From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers. In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey. The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
Author: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
The extraordinary story of the artists who propelled themselves to international fame in 1960s Los Angeles Los Angeles, 1960: There was no modern art museum and there were few galleries, which is exactly what a number of daring young artists liked about it, among them Ed Ruscha, David Hockney, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Freedom from an established way of seeing, making, and marketing art fueled their creativity, which in turn inspired the city. Today Los Angeles has four museums dedicated to contemporary art, around one hundred galleries, and thousands of artists. Here, at last, is the book that tells the saga of how the scene came into being, why a prevailing Los Angeles permissiveness, 1960s-style, spawned countless innovations, including Andy Warhol's first exhibition, Marcel Duchamp's first retrospective, Frank Gehry's mind-bending architecture, Rudi Gernreich's topless bathing suit, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, even the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Doors, and other purveyors of a California style. In the 1960s, Los Angeles was the epicenter of cool.
Author: C. Eugene Moore
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Beautiful, idea-filled room interiors seen in American popular magazines in the 1960s are shown in over 200 color photos with detailed identification. Readers adapted these designs from Armstrong Cork Company's advertising for their own homes. 1960s room interiors provided solutions from which people today can draw useful ideas.
Author: David Heathcote, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture
The colourful and unique MoDA Style Guides offer a fascinating insight into 20the-Century home decoration and furnishings, and are an excellent resource for the enthusiast. Beautifully illustrated and expertly researched, the guides draw from the extensive MoDA collections and other original sources including retail and trade catalogues, domestic magazines and household manuals.
Author: Alistair Black
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
For the first hundred years or so of their history, public libraries in Britain were built in an array of revivalist architectural styles. This backward-looking tradition was decisively broken in the 1960s as many new libraries were erected up and down the country. In this new Routledge book, Alistair Black argues that the architectural modernism of the post-war years was symptomatic of the age’s spirit of renewal. In the 1960s, public libraries truly became ‘libraries of light’, and Black further explains how this phrase not only describes the shining new library designs – with their open-plan, decluttered, Scandinavian-inspired designs – but also serves as a metaphor for the public library’s role as a beacon of social egalitarianism and cultural universalism. A sequel to Books, Buildings and Social Engineering (2009), Black's new book takes his fascinating story of the design of British public libraries into the era of architectural modernism.
Publisher: Nai Uitgevers Pub
Comparing a number of radical movements in architecture in the 1960's, this book traces a moment in the history of architecture when revolutionary ideals were paramount and dreams became drawings. The ensuing disillusionment as well as a contemporary revival of this period are enclosed within their very premises. This book explores three radical critiques of modernist architecture throughout the work of the Situationist International, Venturi and Scott Brown and Archigram. Situated on the cusp of a new time, of postmodernity and global capitalism, these critical reactions to their forebears demonstrate a perceptively critical understanding of modernism and a prescience towards contemporary conditions. At the same time, however, their dreams were so entwined with the modern project that they have created an untenable position for the contemporary architecture debate.
Author: Jane Jacobs
Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.
Author: Patrick Favardin, Guy Bloch-Champfort
Publisher: Norma Editions
The 1960s and 1970s marked a sharp turning point in the history of decoration and furniture. Until that point, the world was confined to national and elitist forms of expression. At the beginning of the 1960s, the sector took its inspiration from Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, Italian and French decoration. Genres were combined in a frenzied desire to live in symbiosis with one's time. The progress of technology strengthened the conviction that the individual had unlimited freedom and aroused the desire to inhabit in a new manner. Forms became rounder, furniture was in sync with a warm, playful, and anticonformist universe. Colors and decorative motifs took on the brilliance and fantasies of Pop Art and psychedelia. The living environment was transformed into a waking dream in which luxurious furniture in original materials and surprising objects were mixed, associated, for the first time, with early furniture. The end of the 1970s marked the advent of a period in which beauty and classic elegance gave way to a host of expressions that were unclassifiable and rejected any hierarchy. The postmodern period had arrived. Composed of a long introduction that provides a synoptic view and 32 monographs that describe its many faces, this book invites the reader to discover an exceptionally creative period and revels through an abundant iconography.
Author: Nathan Silver
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When it was first published in 1968, the critically acclaimed LOST NEW YORK became an instant classic for the way it reawakened a lost city. Now expanded and updated, with 118 new photographs, the book reveals a fresh, true picture of New York as it has lived and grown, with startling reminders of how much that has vanished remains part of us. From the grandeur of the old Metropolitan Opera and Pennsylvania Station to the fabulous lost night clubs of 52nd Street and Harlem, from the opulence of the old Vanderbilt mansions to the Madison Square Garden rooftop where architect Stanford White was shot, this is both a unique testament to New York's past and a story of the vitality that makes the city continue to connect with us. Illustrated with rare and stunning photographs and marked by engaging, lively text, this new edition of LOST NEW YORK provides a unique and unforgettable look at the places in New York that are no more. Beyond that, it evokes the significant moments in time and memory that make us reflect on our passions about change and the reasons we remain concerned about the future of cities.
Author: Roberta Lietti
Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
This enormous volume provides the first exhaustive catalog of the furniture and interior accessories of Domenico Ico Parisi (1916-86). A key protagonist of postwar Italian design alongside his friend Gio Ponti, Parisi defined himself as a renaissance artist interested in all forms of expression, and traversed the realms of architecture, industrial design, painting and photography. Parisi's furniture (realized primarily in wood and metal) and his interior designs are surveyed in their entirety, from his early collaborations with Cant� artisans in the 1940s through to his industrial production in the 1960s. Images of each item--often both archival and contemporary photographs--are accompanied by a short text explicating its history and production run. Also included is an extensive illustrated chronology of Parisi's career.
Author: Michael Fishel, Nigel Suckling
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, London-based Big O Posters helped define the new and democratic art medium of the psychedelic poster, a vehicle for rebellion against the old order that went hand in hand with the music, literature, and film of the time. This is a comprehensive collection of works published by Big O artists, astonishingly creative folks whose artistry developed almost completely outside the influence of the art establishment. Included in more than 300 images are works by 19 artists, including Martin Sharp, Roger Dean, H.R. Giger, Robert Venosa, and Vali Myers whose signature styles include sci-fi, fantasy, visionary, botanical, and surrealism. In addition to hundreds of original works, this book digs below the surface to offer insights and anecdotes about the era, the artistic process, and reveals connections to artists from the past (Aubrey Beardsley, Alphonse Mucha, Kay Nielsen) whose spirit chimed with the age of Big O Posters.
Author: Basil Hyman
The extraordinary marketing story which launched the great furniture brands of Britain: G-Plan, Ercol, Stag and Limelight, to name but a few. With reproductions of the original advertising and two facsimile G-Plan brochures, this book is an artwork in itself and will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary culture.
Author: Terence Conran
Publisher: Random House Value Pub
A profusely illustrated guide to every aspect of decorating provides ideas and techniques for increasing the beauty and comfort of homes of all styles and sizes