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The essential guide: Design of the 20th Century by Taschen Books

Charlotte&Peter Fiell have written numerous Taschen books,including1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A–Z,Scandinavian Design, Designing the 21st Century, Graphic Design for the 21st Century,1000 Lights and Contemporary Graphic Design. They also edited Taschen’s Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928-1999. From Art Noveau to minimalism and everything in between Design of the 20th Century (published by Taschen) shows clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it`s all here – the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names – Harry Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few. This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. An A-Z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense. “This is…

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GOLD & SILVER | NEW METALLIC GRAPHICS

Gold and silver always incite a peculiar curiosity in humans with mesmerising glares. Unlike colours perceivable under normal light, metallic colours add lustre to surfaces as they glare even in the dimmest light. Historical uses of precious metals such as gold, silver and bronze have endowed these shiny tones with ideas, such as deity, wealth and brilliance. Advanced techniques and cheaper production costs today however require designers use metallic tones with greater sensitivity. Coming after Black & White and Multicolour, Gold & Silver is the third of VIctionary’s colour-themed series PALETTE which singly focuses on the dynamic play of metallic ink and materials in graphical designs. Featuring a vast collection of direct mails, stationery, catalogues, events, corporate identities, etc., the title surveys how designers capture the essence of commitment, visions, valued traditions or simply the glittery appeal in the different guises of gold, silver andcopper tones. Techniques include gilding, pure gold plating, metallic coatings, anodising, etc. that are fascinating to touch and see.   via Boca do Lobo

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