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Furniture and Interiors of the 1970s by Anne Bony
Book DescriptionThe 1970s were born out of the turbulent late 60s, during which revolution and cultural unrest rocked society with lasting effects. Protest against cultural norms and establishments was characterized by militant outspokenness, and faith in consumerism dwindled as consumer society began to lose its lustera disillusionment that deepened with two gasoline crises in 1977. But the decade has been equally distinguished as a period of strong social commitment, as manifested in both creative and functional designs. Organized into five themes, this book examines the works of international designers whose creations exemplify the periods diverse influences. Chapter 1 explores the sociological aspects of 1970s design, examining how ergonomically-focused designers maximized efficiency through the creation of multifunctional furniture and invented a new design vocabulary that clearly indicated an objects function. Chapter 2 focuses on the environmental consciousness that led to the birth of new sometimes radical ideas, notably the Scandinavian-inspired return from plastic to wood as a design material. The third chapter focuses on the design movement in Italy, led by Archizoom, Alchymia, and Gaetano Peace. The fourth chapter examines a movement that originated in New York and London and was eventually epitomized by the creation of the Centre George Pompidou in Parisa remarkable homage to the world of industry. In the final chapter, the author explores the periods interior design trends, focusing on artistic and decorative innovations in France.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9782080304896
(300mm x 238mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: France
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French Design, Hardback (October 2012)» View all books by Anne Bony
Suitable for graphic and fashion designers, marketing professionals, collectors and students, this book cannot be a mere catalogue but is instead intended as a tribute to excellence in the know-how of leading French firms which have succeeded in reinventing themselves in contact with designers and the unceasing challenges they face.
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Author Biography - Anne Bony
Anne Bony is the author of all the titles in this acclaimed series that observes key features of twentieth-century world design by decade, including Furniture and Interiors of the 1940s and Furniture and Interiors of the 1960s, both published by Flammarion. She has contributed to publications on designers such as Rene Herbst and Andree Putman, and to a dictionary of fashion.
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