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Modernism: Designing a New World

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'A must ... this definitive tome will remain an invaluable source of information on all things Modernist' - Time Out

'The first book to examine the movement from a truly international perspective' - BBC Homes and Antiques

Modernism: Designing a New World explores Modernism and design from a truly international perspective, and across all the arts. Modernism flourished during the years 1914 to 1939. As a movement it was the key point of reference for 20th century architecture, design and art. Modernists had a Utopian desire to create a better world, frequently combined with social and political beliefs that design and art could transform society.

The range of objects illustrated in this companion book to the V&A's 2007 exhibition includes painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints and collage as well as architecture, interiors, furniture, manufactured products, graphic and fashion design. While Europe and America take centre stage but the reach of Modernism is demonstrated by selected works from around the world, including Russia, Palestine and Japan.

  • Author: Christopher Wilk, Keeper of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A
  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Date published: March 2006
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1851774746
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 26 x 3.8 cm