Twentieth Century Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192842046
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Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility

Twentieth century American Art

Author: Erika Lee Doss
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192842390
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Presents an overview of twentieth-century American art, covering such topics as avant-garde art, pop art, abstract expressionism, and feminist art.

Native American Art in the Twentieth Century

Author: W. Jackson Rushing
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415137478
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A survey of Native American art from the 1800s to the present reveals the often surprising variety of styles and media employed by Indian artists in the modern world, and confirms the influence of ceremony and tradition on many of them.

Art of the Avant gardes

Author: Steve Edwards
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300102307
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02 This gorgeous book presents and discusses the oils, works on paper, and other artistic creations of William Holman Hunt, one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. This gorgeous book presents and discusses the oils, works on paper, and other artistic creations of William Holman Hunt, one of the three major artistic talents of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.

An Introduction to Design and Culture

Author: Penny Sparke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136474099
Format: PDF
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This third edition of An Introduction to Design and Culture has been revised and updated throughout to include issues of globalization, sustainability and digital/interactive design. New for this edition is a chapter which covers key changes in design culture. Design culture has changed dramatically in the 21st century, the designer-hero is now much less in evidence and design has become much more interdisciplinary. Drawing on a wealth of mass-produced artefacts, images and environments including sewing machines, cars, televisions, clothes, electronic and branded goods and exhibitions, author Penny Sparke shows how design has helped to shape and reflect our social and cultural development. This introduction to the development of modern (and postmodern) design is ideal for undergraduate students.

Art and Emergency

Author: Emilia Terracciano
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786722704
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During states of emergency, normal rules and rights are suspended, and force can often prevail. During these precarious intervals, wherein the human potential for violence is released and rehearsed, images also emerge. This book asks: what happens to art during a state of emergency? Investigating the uneasy relationship between aesthetics and political history, Emilia Terracciano traces a genealogy of modernism in colonial and postcolonial India; she explores catastrophic turning points in the history of twentieth-century India, via the art works which emerged from them. Replicating the temporal caesura of emergencies and the resulting discontinuity of historical events, Art and Emergency avoids the linearity associated with ideas of historical progress. Instead, it plots a history that looks backwards as well as forwards; considering each emergency in relation to the previous ones and of all those yet to come: from the State of Emergency declared by Indira Gandhi in 1975, back to the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre of 1919. How can images interrupt the course of history? This book reveals how the suspended, diagonal, fugitive lines of Nasreen Mohamedi’s compositions echo Partition’s traumatic legacy; how the theatrical choreographies of Sunil Janah’s photographs document desperate famine; and how Gaganendranath Tagore’s lithographs respond to the wake of massacre. Making an innovative, important intervention into current debates on visual culture in South Asia, Art and Emergency also furthers our understanding of the history of modernism

Twentieth Century American Fashion

Author: Linda Welters
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
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Americans began the twentieth century standing in Europe's sartorial shadow, yet ended by outfitting the world in blue jeans, T-shirts and sneakers. How did this come about? What changes in American culture were reflected in fashion? What role did popular culture play? This important overview of American fashion in the twentieth century considers how Americans went from imitating British and French fashion to developing their own sense of style. It examines such influences on dress as class, jazz and hip hop, war, the space race, movies, television and sports. Further, the book shows how gender, psychology, advertising, public policy, shifting family values, the American design movement and expertise in mass production profoundly influenced an American style that has been exported across the globe.

The Culture of Fashion

Author: Christopher Breward
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719041259
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This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.

The Dictionary of Art

Author: Jane Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195170689
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Boasting well over 6,000 contributors from 12 countries, the Dictionary offers its readers authoritative and comprehensive global coverage. A resource for both art and cultural studies, the Dictionary serves as a unique guide to all the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, drawing, printmaking, as well as the decorative arts. The Dictionary ranges far both geographically and historically; it features unparalleled coverage of Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Mongolia, China, India, the Islamic world, Japan, Korea, Native North America, Pacific and Aboriginal Australia, Pre-Columbian America, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Ancient Near East, and Ancient Rome. Providing depth as well as breadth, The Dictionary of Art examines important art forms and key issues of design, taste, function, and patronage, illuminating them in light of the cultural context in which they developed.


Author: François Baudot
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789313973
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Explores the history of women's and men's fashion in the twentieth century, offering information on important designers and styles.