Pop Design: Modernism to Mod


ISBN: 0850721598
Artist(s): Various Various
Author(s): Nigel Whiteley
Format: Paperback
Edition: First
Year published: 1987
Publisher: The Design Council
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 240
Illustrations: b&w illustrations and photographs.

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Nigel Whiteley’s examination of the implications of Pop for British design theory and practice over this period is unique, for this is the first book to look at Pop design seriously and thoroughly. His approach is broad based and, at times, provocative – reflecting his belief that, after Pop, it is meaningless to speak of ‘good design’ without qualifying the social, cultural and theoretical context. With over 100 photographs ranging from Beatles memorabilia and plastic chairs to Biba interiors and paper dresses, this book is a thoughtful appraisal of an influential period in our recent past that is much illustrated but all too little understood.


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