Design of the 20th Century

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This text is a journey through the shapes and colours, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. Koloman Moser’s poster for the 13th Secession exhibition (1902) blends three figures, lettering, and geometric ornament into a modular whole. From Art Nouveau to minimalism and everything in-betweenPoised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design.

Such a concern with the essential formal elements of a medium characterizes the Modernist experiments prevalent in all the arts of the period.

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Suprematism, founded by Kazimir Malevich, inspired a young generation of designers to move toward a design based on the construction of simple geometric forms and elemental colour. More people live in cities than ever before, cities are growing larger and denser than ever, and urbanity is reaching new levels of complexity.He emphasized two-dimensional pattern, and he integrated lettering with his imagery to make a unified overall composition.

Rest easy, knowing every purchase is backed by a guarantee for the lifetime of the product against manufacturing, material, and workmanship defects. Mid-century design encyclopedia that is highly engaging and interesting, this was my introduction to a lot of the artists/movements involved in interior design, the decorative arts, and material culture in general.The economical, social, political, and cultural factors need to be understood as guides which help designers produce pieces which communicate with its public. Will usually dispatch within same working day if paid before 14:00 GMT (excludes weekends and holidays).


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