Postmodern Design Complete

A comprehensive and authoritative publication on one of the most popular periods of international design, including architecture, furniture, ceramics, applied arts, graphics, and textiles


Author: Judith Gura


ISBN: 0500519145

Category: Design

Page: 480

View: 990

A comprehensive and authoritative publication on one of the most popular periods of international design, including architecture, furniture, ceramics, applied arts, graphics, and textiles

Post modern Design

Presents an extensive historical, analytical and descriptive survey of the major Post-modern designers and their works.


Author: Michael Collins


ISBN: UOM:39015024914171

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 288

View: 561

Presents an extensive historical, analytical and descriptive survey of the major Post-modern designers and their works. Features a wide range of designer objects including furniture, ceramics, metalware, lighting, jewelry, fabrics and carpets with illustrations of the best and most representative examples.

No More Rules

" "Poynor tells this story in detail, breaking down a broad, multifaceted, and sometimes confusing field of graphic design activity into key developments and themes: the origins of postmodern design; deconstructionist design and theory; ...


Author: Rick Poynor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300100345

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 932

"The past twenty years have seen profound changes in the field of graphic communication. One by one, old certainties about the techniques and purposes of graphic design have been questioned and collapsed. No More Rules is the first critical survey to offer a complete overview of the graphic revolution during the postmodern period." "According to design critic Rick Poynor, changes in graphic work were already well underway by the early 1980s, even before the computer became a ubiquitous tool. With the international embrace of new electronic technologies in the 1990s, these developments began to accelerate. An explosion of creativity in graphic design took place as designers and typographers reassessed their roles, jettisoned existing rules, and forged experimental new approaches. Graphic work became more self-expressive, idiosyncratic, and occasionally extreme." "Poynor tells this story in detail, breaking down a broad, multifaceted, and sometimes confusing field of graphic design activity into key developments and themes: the origins of postmodern design; deconstructionist design and theory; issues of appropriation; the revolution in digital type; questions of authorship; and critiques of postmodern graphic design. Each theme is illustrated by spectacular and significant examples of work produced between 1980 and 2000 that have changed the way in which designers and their audiences think about graphic communication. This generously illustrated book is a vital reference for design professionals and educators as well as for students of graphic design, image-making, advertising, and the visual arts."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Design School Reader

A Course Companion for Students of Graphic Design Steven Heller ... Originally published in Post Modern Design Complete, edited by Judith Gura (London: ...


Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621536918

Category: Design

Page: 264

View: 277

An Essential Collection of Essays and Musings on Graphic Design from One of the Field's Leading Educators In this wide-ranging compilation, art director, writer, and lecturer Steven Heller shares his passion for graphic design with readers, whom he invites to consider that design can be discerned in all things natural and manmade. Developed as content for a class devoted to reading, this collection is not overtly about conventional design, but about a variety of topics viewed through the lens of design. Offered as a primer for undergraduate and graduate students, Design School Reader presents more than forty essays on subjects such as: The role of design in politics Visual culture and the social impact of design Key moments in the history of typography Technological innovations The power of branding and logos Ethical considerations and dilemmas Important figures in the design world Divided into five parts—Design Language; Design Dialects; Politics, Ideology, Design; Business and Commerce; and Inspiration and Discoveries—each section features a collection of essays culled from Heller’s extensive publications from the past several decades. At the end of every essay, readers will find discussion points to prompt further lines of inquiry. As Heller notes, “The key is to read, discuss, and debate.” Students, aficionados, and anyone with a healthy curiosity will thoroughly enjoy this illuminating and thought-provoking assemblage of perspectives on the practice.

Fashion Design The Complete Guide

From a postmodern design perspective, vintage pieces can also fit in with the concept of bricolage where old symbols are placed in new or unfamiliar ...


Author: John Hopkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350241831

Category: Design

Page: 168

View: 598

From the first sketch to handling a prototype, Fashion Design: The Complete Guide is an all-inclusive overview of the entire design process. This second edition begins with an exploration of fashion in the context of different histories and cultural moments, before fashion designer, and educator John Hopkins walks you through fashion drawing, colour, fibres, research methods, and studio must-knows such as pattern making, draping and fitting. You'll also learn how to develop your portfolio and practice as a professional designer. Each of the six chapters ends with activities to help you hone your skills. Interviewees include Stefan Siegel (founder and CEO of Not Just A Label), Maggie Norris (Founder of Maggie Norris Couture and former designer at Ralph Lauren), Samson Soboye (Creative Director and Founder of Soboye Boutique) and Jessica Bird (a fashion illustrator, whose clients include Vivienne Westwood and With discussion of the evolving role of social media and the practicalities of incorporating sustainability at the centre of the design process this is an essential text for any aspiring fashion designer.

Introduction to Modern Design

Monographs on individual designers and manufacturers can be found by searching the catalogs of research libraries and the ... Postmodern Design Complete.


Author: George H. Marcus

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032002

Category: Design

Page: 280

View: 641

With some 280 colour illustrations, Introduction to Modern Design takes us on a visual survey of design from the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century to the Maker Movement of today. It offers a new understanding of the birth of modern design in the early twentieth century and chronicles the way its meaning has changed over the decades. The narrative is supported by twenty-six readings from significant texts by designers and critics, offering readers an opportunity to learn about design from those who created it and those who commented on it as it was done. The focus of this book is on the objects themselves-from industrial design, furniture, ceramics, textiles, graphics, electronics, to automobiles-and explores the development of these designs in relation to industrialization, technology, environmental responsibility, consumerism, individual needs, and the expression of the social values of their day. Clearly written and accessible, Introduction to Modern Design provides a succinct history of, and fascinating insights into, the world of design.

Electrifying Design

Postmodern Design Complete. London: Thames & Hudson, 2017. Habegger, Jerryll, and Joseph H. Osman. Sourcebook of Modern Furniture.


Author: Sarah Schleuning

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300254570

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 357

An unprecedented survey of modern lighting design foregrounding its materials, innovators, and far-reaching influence Offering the first comprehensive history of lighting design from the 20th and 21st centuries, Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting explores how lighting has been integral to the development of modern design both in terms of aesthetics and technological advances. This fascinating book outlines the key aspects of lighting as a unique and creative artistic discipline and examines themes such as different typologies, the quality of light, and the evolution of the bulb. A series of essays by Sarah Schleuning and Cindi Strauss showcase lighting designs from different time periods and geographic locations and feature the work of significant figures, including Poul Henningsen, Ingo Maurer, and Gino Sarfatti. With over 130 illustrations of functional and sometimes fantastical designs, a historical timeline, and comprehensive artist biographies, this handsome volume expands our understanding of an understudied but influential art form and demonstrates lighting's central role as both an expression of and a catalyst for innovations in modern and contemporary design.

James Stirling Michael Wilford

James Stirling (1920-1992) was one of the most influential figures of contemporary architecture.


Author: Robert Maxwell

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: UOM:39015070737252

Category: Architects

Page: 207

View: 396

James Stirling (1920-1992) was one of the most influential figures of contemporary architecture. From the 1950s on - later in cooperation with his partner Michael Wilford, born in 1938 - Stirling conceived numerous projects in which a historic sensibility was combined with a creative architectural vocabulary. The practice achieved wide renown with the designs for the Stuttgart State Gallery, The London Tate Gallery extension, and the Braun Headquarters in Melsungen. In 1981, Stirling was awarded the Pritzker Prize. Since Michael Wilford's heading of the practice, projects like Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore or the British Embassy in Berlin have drawn considerable attention. This monograph offers a comprehensive survey of the oeuvre of both architects.

AIA Architectural Guide to Nassau and Suffolk Counties Long Island

... of colonial - era design and construction to hundreds of splendid examples of modern and postmodern design . This handsome book , the most comprehensive ...


Author: American Institute of Architects

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486269469

Category: Architecture

Page: 205

View: 972

The most comprehensive, well-researched and generously illustrated volume of its kind on the subject, bringing over three centuries of Long Island’s great architectural heritage to life. Over 240 photographs, complete with authoritative, extensively detailed captions, present a wide range of structures—from simple lean-tos to distinguished contemporary buildings by such architects as Marcel Breuer, Frank Lloyd Wright, David L. Finci and others.

Pioneers of Modern Graphic Design

New design experiment - Bauhaus - Art Deco - Studio Boggeri - Hendrik Werkman - Pop subversion and alternatives - Late modern and postmodernism - Design in the digital era.


Author: Jeremy Aynsley

Publisher: Miller/Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 184000939X

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 353

New design experiment - Bauhaus - Art Deco - Studio Boggeri - Hendrik Werkman - Pop subversion and alternatives - Late modern and postmodernism - Design in the digital era.

Discover Postmodernism Flash

... can be described as aspects of 'classic' or 'early' postmodernism. ... repetition of a simple shape uniformity of design complete lack of frills harsh ...


Author: Glenn Ward

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444141269

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 993

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Discover Postmodernism is a short, simple and to-the-point guide. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the important theorists and explore 'high' and 'low' culture. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Discover Postmodernism is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.

Seeing Through the Eighties

She does not seem to understand that what is postmodern is television's ... most extreme examples of postmodern design to appear on Tv. And the entire cable ...


Author: Jane Feuer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822382690

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 688

The 1980s saw the rise of Ronald Reagan and the New Right in American politics, the popularity of programs such as thirtysomething and Dynasty on network television, and the increasingly widespread use of VCRs, cable TV, and remote control in American living rooms. In Seeing Through the Eighties, Jane Feuer critically examines this most aesthetically complex and politically significant period in the history of American television in the context of the prevailing conservative ideological climate. With wit, humor, and an undisguised appreciation of TV, she demonstrates the richness of this often-slighted medium as a source of significance for cultural criticism and delivers a compelling decade-defining analysis of our most recent past. With a cast of characters including Michael, Hope, Elliot, Nancy, Melissa, and Gary; Alexis, Krystle, Blake, and all the other Carringtons; not to mention Maddie and David; even Crockett and Tubbs, Feuer smoothly blends close readings of well-known programs and analysis of television’s commercial apparatus with a thorough-going theoretical perspective engaged with the work of Baudrillard, Fiske, and others. Her comparative look at Yuppie TV, Prime Time Soaps, and made-for-TV-movie Trauma Dramas reveals the contradictions and tensions at work in much prime-time programming and in the frustrations of the American popular consciousness. Seeing Through the Eighties also addresses the increased commodification of both the producers and consumers of television as a result of technological innovations and the introduction of new marketing techniques. Claiming a close relationship between television and the cultures that create and view it, Jane Feuer sees the eighties through televison while seeing through television in every sense of the word.

Developing Strategies for Change

clear role and job design and through the establishment of clear lines of ... Then , by way of complete contrast , we have the postmodern design of ...


Author: John Darwin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273646753

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 891

This title seeks to provide a critical examination of rationalist approaches to strategy to enable readers to gain an understanding of the processes of strategy. It also analyses the role of culture and power in shaping the management mind-set.

No More Rules



Author: Rick Poynor

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856692299

Category: Graphic arts

Page: 192

View: 119

With the international take-up of new technology in the 1990s, designers and typographers reassessed their roles and jettisoned existing rules in an explosion of creativity in graphic design. This book tells that story in detail, defining and illustrating key developments and themes from 1980-2000.

Interior Textiles

Fabrics, Application, and Historic Style Karla J. Nielson ... The surprising contrast of texture is a hallmark of late postmodern design.


Author: Karla J. Nielson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471606406

Category: Architecture

Page: 512

View: 814

When it comes to both the technical and aesthetic considerations of using textiles in interior design, this book gives working professionals what they need to know. You'll receive expert guidance to the process of textile specifications, selection, installation and maintenance, as well as an understanding of the properties of fabric types and a historical context of styles. Sustainable design and code issues are also considered. More than 500 illustrations and photographs elucidate key ideas. This survey of textiles for interior design is divided into three main parts: Fabrics: The interior design textile industry and marketplace. A study of fibers, yarns, constructions, and finishes. Codes and "green" design. Applications: Textile specifications and coordination of upholstery and wall coverings, window treatments, linens and accessories, and rugs and carpeting. Period Style: Oriental styles, Renaissance and Formal styles, Medieval, Colonial, Country and Provence styles, Regional and Ethnic styles, and Modern styles. Order your copy today!

Design Historic Preservation

This, along with postmodernism's affinity for contextualism, has resulted in ... Session Four: Engineering and Preservation Design When completed in 1929, ...


Author: David L. Ames

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874138310

Category: Architecture

Page: 197

View: 506

This collection of papers addresses two questions central to design and historic preservation: what are the parameters of 'compatibility' in the design of additions to historic buildings and of new infill buildings in historic districts and landscapes. Presented at the 'Third National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Look at Design in Historic Preservation', held at Goucher College, the authors include practicing and academic historic preservationists, architectural historians, architects, landscape architects, and engineers. Organized under the themes of 'Melding Contemporary and Historic Design', 'Design Standards in Changing Environments', 'Modernism and Post modernism in Preservation Design', and 'Engineering and Preservation', issues of compatibility are explored through diverse projects in locations across the United States from historic Charleston, SC to downtown Los Angeles.

Literary Theory A Complete Introduction

For this reason, postmodern expression is merely the final phase of capitalism. ... Jameson explores how what would once have been a design statement is now ...


Author: Sara Upstone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473611931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 571

Literary theory has now become integral to how we produce literary criticism. When critics write about a text, they no longer think just about the biographical or historical contexts of the work, but also about the different approaches that literary theory offers. By making use of these, they create new interpretations of the text that would not otherwise be possible. In your own reading and writing, literary theory fosters new avenues into the text. It allows you to make informed comments about the language and form of literature, but also about the core themes - concepts such as gender, sexuality, the self, race, and class - which a text might explore. Literary theory gives you an almost limitless number of texts to work into your own response, ensuring that your interpretation is truly original. This is why, although literary theory can initially appear alienating and difficult, it is something to get really excited about. Imagine you are standing in the centre of a circular room, with a whole set of doors laid out around you. Each doorway opens on to a new and illuminating field of knowledge that can change how you think about what you have read: perhaps in just a small way, but also perhaps dramatically and irrevocably. You can open one door, or many of them. The choice is yours. Put the knowledge you gain together with your own interpretation, however, and you have a unique and potentially fascinating response. Each chapter in Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction covers a key school of thought, progressing to a point at which you'll have a full understanding of the range of responses and approaches available for textual interpretation. As well as focusing on such core areas as Marxism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, this introduction brings in recent developments such as Eco and Ethical Criticism and Humanisms.

Design and Analysis

An arrangement in zones 64 A comparable postmodern design attitude can be found in ... As Tschumi used a grid to govern the composition of his entire park ...


Author: Bernard Leupen

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064502595

Category: Architectural Design

Page: 224

View: 547

Hybrid Modernity

throughout the west at the time and it appeared for the first-time in Tschumi's park design. This postmodern park was completed by 1987 and created ...


Author: Mary G. Padua

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317119289

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

View: 909

This book provides a detailed historical and design analysis of the development of parks and modern landscape architecture in late 20th century China. It questions whether the fusion of international influences with the local Chinese design vocabulary in late 20th century China has created a distinctive and novel approach to the design of public parks. Hybrid Modernity proposes a new theory for examining the design of public parks built in post-Mao China since the reforms and sets the various processes for China’s late 20th century socio-cultural context. Drawing on modernization theory, research on China’s modernity, local and global cultural trends, it illustrates through a range of case studies ways hybrid modernity defines a new design genre and language for the spatial forms of parks that emerged in China’s secondary cities. Featured case studies include the Living Water Park in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Zhongshan Shipyard Park in Guangdong Province, Jinji Lake Landscape Master Plan in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, and the West Lake Southern Scenic Area Master Plan in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. This book argues that these forms represent a new stage in China’s history of landscape architecture. The work reveals that as a new profession, landscape architecture has greatly contributed to China’s massive urban experiment. This book is an ideal read for students enrolled in landscape architecture, architecture, fine arts and urban planning programs who are engaged in learning the arts and international design education.

Design Discourse

Designed and built in 1893 to be a complete, harmonious environment for 14,000 ... of order in practical life is a central issue in postmodern design.


Author: Victor Margolin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226505146

Category: Art

Page: 291

View: 354

The editor has gathered together a body of writing in the emerging field of design studies. The contributors argue in different ways for a rethinking of design in the light of its cultural significance and its powerful position in today's society. The collection begins with a discussion of the various expressions of opposition to the modernists' purist approach toward design. Drawing on postmodernist theory and other critical strategies, the writers examine the relations among design, technology, and social organization to show how design has become a complex and multidisciplinary activity. The second section provides examples of new methods of interpreting and analysing design, ranging from rhetoric and semiotics to phenomenology, demonstrating how meaning is created visually. A final section related to design history shifts its emphasis to ideological frameworks such as capitalism and patriarchy that establish boundaries for the production and use of design.