The Moderns

Midcentury American Graphic Design

Author: Steven Heller,Greg D'Onofrio

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 168335012X

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 4121

In The Moderns, we meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America. The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity. Some were émigrés from Europe; others were homegrown—all were intoxicated by elemental typography, primary colors, photography, and geometric or biomorphic forms. Some are well-known, others are honored in this volume for the first time, and together they comprised a movement that changed our design world.

Grafikdesign. Das Ideenbuch

Inspiration von 50 Meistern ihres Fachs

Author: Steven Heller,Gail Anderson

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830714351

Category: Architecture

Page: 128

View: 9862

Gutes Grafikdesign basiert neben eigenen Ideen und Kreativität auf Schlüsselelementen, die durchaus erlernt und trainiert werden können. Hierfür analysieren Steven Heller und Gail Anderson herausragende Arbeiten der weltweit renommiertesten Gestalter mit: Von Michael Bierut, Jan Tschichold, Anton Stankowski, Neville Brody und Jessica Hische über Fons Hickmann, Paul Rand und Stefan Sagmeister bis hin zu Seymour Chwast, Otl Aicher, Paul Sahre und Christopher Niemann – erstklassige Projekte von fünfzig Kreativen werden hinsichtlich Kreativität und Techniken beleuchtet. Wie lassen sich Informationen klarer visualisieren? Wie können Lösungen emotional aufgeladen werden? Schließlich bringen die Autoren Handwerk und Konzeption zusammen, erklären, wie sich die Form auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise um den Content schmiegen kann – humorvoll, typografisch oder aber mit dem Spiel von Perspektiven. Last, but not least widmet sich ein ausführliches Kapitel dem Storytelling. Ein umfassendes Arbeitsbuch also, das gerade Newcomer bestens durch ihre Ausbildung begleiten wird.

Graphic Design

A New History, Third Edition

Author: Stephen J. Eskilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300233280


Page: 472

View: 6654

A classic and indispensable account of graphic design history from the Industrial Revolution to the present Now in its third edition, this acclaimed survey explores the evolution of graphic design from the 19th century to the present day. Following an exploration of design's prehistory in ancient civilizations through the Industrial Revolution, author Stephen J. Eskilson argues that modern design as we know it grew out of the influence of Victorian-age reformers. He traces the emergence of modernist design styles in the early 20th century, examining the wartime politicization of regional styles. Richly contextualized chapters chronicle the history of the Bauhaus and the rise of the International Style in the 1950s and '60s, and the postmodern movement of the 1970s and '80s. Contemporary considerations bring the third edition up to date, with discussions of app design, social media, emojis, big data visualization, and the use of animated graphics in film and television. The contemporary phenomenon of the citizen designer, professionals who address societal issues either through or in addition to their commercial work, is also addressed, highlighting protagonists like Bruce Mau and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. This edition also features 45 additional images, an expanded introduction and epilogue, and revised text throughout. A newly redesigned interior reinforces the fresh contents of this now-classic volume.

Partners in Design

Alfred H. Barr Jr. und Philip Johnson. Bauhaus-Pioniere in Amerika

Author: Donald Albrecht,Barry Bergdoll,Juliet Kinchin

Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH

ISBN: 9783897904965


Page: 240

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-Comprehensive essays and series of photos trace how modernism found its way into the American cultural landscape As the 1930s began, Alfred H. Barr Jr., founder of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Philip Johnson, distinguished architect, brought the principles of the Bauhaus to America - even before exiles from Nazi Germany fully established the idea of architecture and furnishings as a functional whole in the United States. Barr's organization of the museum reflected the departmental structure of the Bauhaus, elevating architecture, graphic design, utilitarian furniture design, industrial design, photography and film to be on an equal footing with painting and sculpture, and endorsing all to be recognized as art. Barr and Johnson curated exceptional exhibitions such as Modern Architecture, International Exhibition (1932) and Machine Art (1934) at MoMA and created modern interiors in private living quarters. In this book, comprehensive essays and series of photos trace how modernism found its way into the American cultural landscape. Text in German.

Als ich erwachte


Author: Cynthia Swanson

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 364115541X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6372

Was, wenn du dein Leben zweimal lebst? Eines Morgens erwacht Katharyn in einem fremden Bett. Neben ihr liegt ein gut aussehender Mann, der behauptet, ihr Ehemann zu sein. Doch sie ist nicht verheiratet, sondern alleinstehend und stolze Inhaberin einer Buchhandlung. Auch die Kinder, die ins Schlafzimmer stürmen, kennt sie nicht. Dieser Traum lässt sie nicht los, denn immer wieder kehrt sie nachts zu der fremden Familie zurück. Katharyn bleibt keine Wahl: Sie muss herausfinden, in welches Leben sie gehört – doch wird sie die Wahrheit ertragen?

Paul Rand

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783874394765


Page: 255

View: 1349


Die Zukunft der Architektur in 100 Bauwerken

TED Books

Author: Marc Kushner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035482

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 1582

Die Zukunft der Architektur hat schon begonnen – 100 faszinierende Bauwerke an ungewöhnlichen Orten Ein Pavillon aus Papier, eine aufblasbare Konzerthalle, ein Forschungslabor, das durch den Schnee laufen kann – von den Gebäuden von morgen wird mehr verlangt. Marc Kushner hat 100 innovative Gebäude auf der ganzen Welt ausgewählt, um sie uns in Bild und Text vorzustellen. Eine faszinierende Reise durch die Architektur der Zukunft.

Mid-Century Modern Tiles

A History and Collector's Guide

Author: Rob Higgins,Will Farmer

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445665670

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 9861

Few ceramic tiles are more popular with collectors than those modernist products of mid-twentieth century potteries. This book is the perfect introduction to them.

Cartoon Vision

UPA Animation and Postwar Aesthetics

Author: Dan Bashara

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520298136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 6034

In Cartoon Vision Dan Bashara examines American animation alongside the modern design boom of the postwar era. Focusing especially on United Productions of America (UPA), a studio whose graphic, abstract style defined the postwar period, Bashara considers animation akin to a laboratory, exploring new models of vision and space alongside theorists and practitioners in other fields. The links—theoretical, historical, and aesthetic—between animators, architects, designers, artists, and filmmakers reveal a specific midcentury modernism that rigorously reimagined the senses. Cartoon Vision invokes the American Bauhaus legacy of László Moholy-Nagy and György Kepes and advocates for animation’s pivotal role in a utopian design project of retraining the public’s vision to better apprehend a rapidly changing modern world.

California Design, 1930--1965

"Living in a Modern Way"

Author: Wendy Kaplan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262298090

Category: Design

Page: 360

View: 5455

In 1951, designer Greta Magnusson Grossman observed that California design was "not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions....It has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way." California design influenced the material culture of the entire country, in everything from architecture to fashion. This generously illustrated book, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is the first comprehensive examination of California's mid-century modern design. It begins by tracing the origins of a distinctively California modernism in the 1930s by such European émigrés as Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, and Kem Weber; it finds other specific design influences and innovations in solid-color commercial ceramics, inspirations from Mexico and Asia, new schools for design training, new concepts about leisure, and the conversion of wartime technologies to peacetime use (exemplified by Charles and Ray Eames's plywood and fiberglass furniture).The heart of California Design is the modern California home, famously characterized by open plans conducive to outdoor living. The layouts of modernist homes by Pierre Koenig, Craig Ellwood, and Raphael Soriano, for example, were intended to blur the distinction between indoors and out. Homes were furnished with products from Heath Ceramics, Van Keppel-Green, and Architectural Pottery as well as other, previously unheralded companies and designers. Many objects were designed to be multifunctional: pool and patio furniture that was equally suitable indoors, lighting that was both task and ambient, bookshelves that served as room dividers, and bathing suits that would turn into ensembles appropriate for indoor entertainment.California Design includes 350 images, most in color, of furniture, ceramics, metalwork, architecture, graphic and industrial design, film, textiles, and fashion, and ten incisive essays that trace the rise of the California design aesthetic.

Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design

Author: Theo Inglis

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944823


Page: 240

View: 8051

Encompassing everything from magazine covers and posters to advertising and typography, this stunning volume is essential for fans of mid-century modern design. It follows the development of the hugely popular style, with its eye-popping palettes, experimental type, and kinetic images. Hundreds of color illustrations showcase work by international and influential artists-- including classic Saul Bass film posters, Alex Steinweiss record sleeves, and Lucienne Day textile prints.

Midcentury Modern Art in Texas

Author: Katie Robinson Edwards

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292756593

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 1219

Before Abstract Expressionism of New York City was canonized as American postwar modernism, the United States was filled with localized manifestations of modern art. One such place where considerable modernist activity occurred was Texas, where artists absorbed and interpreted the latest, most radical formal lessons from Mexico, the East Coast, and Europe, while still responding to the state's dramatic history and geography. This barely known chapter in the story of American art is the focus of Midcentury Modern Art in Texas. Presenting new research and artwork that has never before been published, Katie Robinson Edwards examines the contributions of many modernist painters and sculptors in Texas, with an emphasis on the era's most abstract and compelling artists. Edwards looks first at the Dallas Nine and the 1936 Texas Centennial, which offered local artists a chance to take stock of who they were and where they stood within the national artistic setting. She then traces the modernist impulse through various manifestations, including the foundations of early Texas modernism in Houston; early practitioners of abstraction and non-objectivity; the Fort Worth Circle; artists at the University of Texas at Austin; Houston artists in the 1950s; sculpture in and around an influential Fort Worth studio; and, to see how some Texas artists fared on a national scale, the Museum of Modern Art's "Americans" exhibitions. The first full-length treatment of abstract art in Texas during this vital and canon-defining period, Midcentury Modern Art in Texas gives these artists their due place in American art, while also valuing the quality of Texan-ness that subtly undergirds much of their production.


Author: Carlo Collodi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3958702023

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2254

Carlo Collodi, eigentlich Carlo Lorenzini (1826-1890) war ein italienischer Schriftsteller und Journalist. Meister Seppel, der Marionettenschnitzer, kommt aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus: die Puppe, die er gerade geschnitzt hat, ist lebendig! Er tauft sie Pinocchio und schnell zeigt sich: Pinocchio ist eigensinnig und rücksichtslos. Um ihm ein Schulbuch besorgen zu können, verkauft Meister Seppel seine einzige Jacke. Auf dem Weg zur Schule fühlt sich Pinocchio aber magisch von einem Puppentheater angezogen. Das ist der Anfang eines bewegten Abenteuers, in dem sich Pinocchio durch seinen Eigensinn immer wieder in große Probleme bringt. Trotzdem erfüllt sich am Ende Pinocchios großer Wunsch - ein richtiger Junge aus Fleisch und Blut zu werden.

Adrian Frutiger - Schriften

Das Gesamtwerk

Author: Heidrun Osterer,Philipp Stamm

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3038212636

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 6785

Das internationale Schriftschaffen nach 1950 wurde maßgeblich geprägt vom Schweizer Adrian Frutiger. Sein Schriftprogramm Univers und die zum ISO-Standard erklärte, maschinenlesbare Schrift OCR-B sind ebenso Meilensteine wie die zur Frutiger weiterentwickelte Schrift der Pariser Flughäfen – ein Qualitätsstandard für Signalisationsschriften. Mit den Corporate Types prägte er Firmenauftritte wie den der japanischen Kosmetiklinie Shiseido. Insgesamt entstanden rund 50 Schriften, darunter Ondine, Méridien, Avenir und Vectora. Auf Gesprächen mit Frutiger basierend sowie auf umfangreichen Recherchen in Frankreich, England, Deutschland und der Schweiz, zeichnet die Publikation den gestalterischen Werdegang des Schriftkünstlers exakt nach. Es werden alle Schriften – vom Entwurf bis zur Vermarktung – abgebildet sowie mit Bezug zu Technik und zu artverwandten Schriften analysiert. Bisher unveröffentlichte, nicht realisierte Schriften sowie über 100 Logos vervollständigen das Bild. Mit dieser zweiten Auflage, einer korrigierten und durch einen Index erweiterten Studienausgabe, lässt sich Frutigers Werk noch besser erschließen.

102 Midcentury Chairs

and their stories

Author: Lucy Ryder, Richardson

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911216805

Category: Design

Page: 300

View: 353

A stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting, most controversial, or simply most beautiful chairs from the period spanning 1930–1970, according to expert curator and chair addict Lucy Ryder Richardson. Get to know the designers of the Modern era, and find out about the controversies, drama, gossip and intrigue that accompanied these fascinating figures. Featuring a range of top international names, including Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Ernest Race, Arne Jacobsen, Pierre Paulin, Finn Juhl, Harry Bertoia, Ero Saarinen and Norman Cherner. There is also an exploration into materials and manufacturing processes, plus lots of information about the manufacturers that brought chair designs to the masses, such as Knoll, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen and Asko. Packed full of design details, historical facts, quotes and anecdotes – you can even find out the position in which the designers intended you to sit in their chairs! With a ‘chair timeline’, showcasing the very best of European, Scandinavian, Japanese and American design, this is the perfect book for collectors, enthusiasts and design junkies alike.

Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Patterns

30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

Author: Jenn Ski

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592539467

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 2953

Who doesn't love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Patterns includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.

Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Mania

30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang

Author: Jenn Ski

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592539475

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 869

Who doesn't love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use! Rockport Publishers presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. Just Add Color: Mid-Century Modern Mania includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.

Charles & Ray Eames : 1907 - 1978, 1912 - 1988 ; Vorreiter der Nachkriegsmoderne

Author: Gloria Koenig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836545358


Page: 96

View: 4987

Das dynamische Designer-Duo Die illustre Karriere von Charles und Ray Eames "Irgendwann ist alles mit allem verbunden - Menschen, Ideen, Dinge etc. ... die Qualität der Verbindungen ist der Schlüssel zur Qualität insgesamt." - Charles Eames "... alles hängt an irgendetwas anderem." - Ray Eames Nichts drückt die Vollkommenheit der Moderne besser aus als ein Eames-Design. Das Ehepaar Eames ist dem breiten Publikum vor allem durch seine Möbelklassiker bekannt. Charles (1907-1978) und Ray Eames (1912-1988) waren aber auch wegweisend in den Bereichen Architektur, Industriedesign, Fotografie und Film. Dieses Buch deckt alle Aspekte ihres Schaffens ab, von den frühesten Experimenten mit geformtem Schichtholz über die "Case Study Houses" und ihre Zusammenarbeit mit dem Möbelhersteller Herman Miller bis hin zu Experimentalfilmen wie dem bahnbrechenden Kurzfilm Powers of Ten (1977).