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- DescriptionMod to Memphis explores the role of colour, allied to form and materials, in distinguishing the furniture, lighting, textiles and wallpaper designs that were a product of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s - creative and invative years. One important designer whose career spanned this period was the Italian Ettore Sottsass. His radical design philosophies contributed to the emergence of the 'anti-design' experimentation of the 1960s and early 1970s and to the formation in 1981 of the Milan-based design collective kwn as Memphis. What the 1960s and 1980s had in common was colour. Vibrant, urthodox, liberated: colour was a rich and defining element in the vocabulary of the design language of these years. Mod to Memphis provides an introduction to design of the period and profiles the work of some key designers, including Verner Panton, Vico Magistretti, Marimekko, Pierre Paulin, Gaeta Pesce and Memphis. Richly illustrated, it will appeal to all those with an interest in modern and contemporary design.
- Author BiographyAnne Watson is a curator of decorative arts and design at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. She has written and lectured widely on many aspects of 19th- and 20th-century design and is the editor of Beyond Architecture: Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin in America, Australia and India (Powerhouse Publishing, 1998).
- Author(s)Anne Watson
- PublisherPowerhouse Publishing
- Date of Publication01/03/2001
- SubjectHandicrafts, Arts & Crafts
- Place of PublicationHaymarket
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintPowerhouse Publishing
- Content NoteIncludes 70 colour and 21 b&w illustrations
- Weight299 g
- Width210 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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