American Design by Paola Antonelli
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American Design
By Paola Antonelli

American Design

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Text by Russell Flinchum See other recent books by Russell Flinchum
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American Design by Paola Antonelli

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"The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and 5 Continents Editions" present a new series dedicated to industrial and graphic design. Each volume, beautifully designed and with superbly printed reproductions, offers an overview of a single country's design achievements and illustrates its particular design history and aesthetic, showcasing prominent architects and designers through exemplary works drawn from MoMA's unmatched collection. Each volume contains an introduction by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, and an illustrated essay by a distinguished design critic, accompanied by a visual timeline of significant events and a comprehensive bibliography.This volume brings to light what is American about American design. American design, like much of American culture, perennially oscillates between populism and elitism, between the revolutionary beauty and availability of Tupperware and the elusive exclusivity of Tiffany's. This book traces the development of American design from the 'armory practice' of early American machinists, through mid-century 'design for modern living,' to the branded, consumer-oriented design of the present day. Paola Antonelli's lively introduction provides an overview of United States' design culture; an essay by Russell Flinchum illuminates the masterpieces of modern American design reproduced in the volume's plate section. They are accompained by an illustrated chronology of important events that have influenced American design as well as a comprehensive bibiliography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788874394913
ISBN-10: 8874394918
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 210mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Five Continents Editions
Publisher: Five Continents Editions
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Italy

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Pasta by Design by Paola Antonelli Pasta by Design, Hardback (September 2011)

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Talk to Me by Paola Antonelli Talk to Me, Paperback (August 2011)

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this title thrives on an important late 20th-century cultural development in design: a shift from the centrality of function to that of meaning.

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Author Biography - Paola Antonelli

Russell Flinchum is a professor of design critism at the School ofVisual Arts, New York. He curated the exhibition Henry Dreyfuss, Directing Design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, in 1997, and is the author of Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit. He has been the archivist of the Century Association Archives Foundation since 1999. Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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