Item description for Decorative Art 50s (Taschen 25 Anniversary: Decorative Arts Series) by Charlotte Fiell & Peter Fiell...
Overview Part of a series which provides information in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. This book explores the spirit of optimism and the fervent consumerism.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 7.5" Weight: 2.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
ISBN 3836503107 ISBN13 9783836503105
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More About Charlotte Fiell & Peter Fiell
Charlotte and Peter Fiell are leading authorities on twentieth and twenty-first century design and have written and edited over 30 internationally bestselling books on the subject.
Reviews - What do customers think about Decorative Art 50s (Taschen 25 Anniversary: Decorative Arts Series)?
What is a sourcebook? A display of old things! And a good 1 Jun 4, 2000
Taschen writes this is a sourcebook. It just shows where design comes from. What was done in that era. And this book does just that and does it good. No high-brow comment, just reproductions of pages of house-plans, chairs, sidetables, glass ceramics etc. So, if you want to know if your old chair has any historic relevance, look in this book and see if there is a design original, or you might own it! Emphasis on the US, England Scandivavia, Italy and the Netherlands.
Disappointing May 30, 2000
Once you get past the lovely cover, the interior of this book consists entirely of magazine pages from the 1950's reproduced wholesale. While that means authenticity, it also means small,uninspiring black and white photography. Like looking at an old magazine, not the beautiful graphics one usually expects from Taschen.
MORE MODERN THAN YOU! May 16, 2000
An absolute must have for anyone with a love for the modernist design movement of the 50's and 60's, or if you're looking to stay consistent with a modernist theme while redecorating. It's so sleek and plastic and modular. I love it! And in the tradition of Taschen books, the price is well worth it!