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Modernism: Designing a New World

By Christopher Wilk, ed., 2006
Format: 496pp, 287 x 247 mm, Hardback and Paperback
Illustrations: 400 col
ISBN: 1851774742 (Hardback), 1851774777 (Paperback)
Price and availability: £45.00 (Hardback), £24.99 (Paperback)

This is the first book to explore Modernism in the designed world from a truly international perspective, and across all the arts. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field and over 400 stunning illustrations, it offers a reassessment of the idea of Modernism and reveals the fundamental ways in which it has shaped our own world and its visual culture. The range of objects illustrated – including painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints and collage as well as architecture, interiors, furniture, manufactured products, graphic and fashion design – reflect the period’s emphasis on the unity of the arts and the key role of the fine arts in shaping contemporary visual culture.

Modernism: Designing a New World

The Modernist Home

By Tim Benton, 2006
Format: 96pp, 208 x 187 mm, Hardback
Illustrations: 60 colour, 30 black and white
ISBN: 1851774769
Price and availability: £14.99

The Modernist house was a test of modern architects’ ability to meet human needs while fuelling the intellect and the striking results of the challenge to fit utopian Modernist principles to day-to-day living are revealed in this fascinating book. Tim Benton uncovers the elements of the Modernist home: from the technology that provided central heating and electric lighting; to new construction materials, such as concrete and steel; to close-ups on features like winter gardens and folding furniture. He opens the door on Modernist houses around the world, from Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, to Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, all beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and plans.

The Modernist Home

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