Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 15, 2015

    Frank Wilczek: IMG You Are... Who?



    Writing a book is an unnatural act of communication. Speaking to a person, or even to an audience, is an interaction. Very different styles are... Continue »
    1. $20.97 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$30.50
List price: $39.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
16 Partner Warehouse General- General

Design in the Usa (05 Edition)

by

Design in the Usa (05 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

From the Cadillac to the Apple Mac, the skyscraper to the Tiffany lamp, the world in which we live has been profoundly influenced for over a century by the work of American designers. But the product is only the end of a story that is full of fascinating questions. What has been the social and cultural role of design in American society? To produce useful things that consumers need? Or to persuade them to buy things they don't need? Where does the designer stand in all of this? And how has the role of design in America changed over time, since the early days of the young Republic?

Jeffrey Meikle explores the history of American design, from the hand-crafted furniture and artifacts of the early nineteenth century, through the era of industrialization and the mass production of the machine age, to the information-based society of the present, covering everything from the Arts and Crafts movement to Art Deco, modernism to post-modernism, the MOMA to the Tupperware bowl. Beautifully illustrated, Design in the USA also includes suggestions for further reading, a timeline, and a list of relevant museums and web sites. It is an excellent source of information for anyone seeking to uncover the imagination and industry behind American design.

About the Author

Jeffrey L. Meikle is Professor of American Studies and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Emergence of the American System, 1790-1860

Chapter 2. Art and Industry in the Gilded Age, 1860-1918

Chapter 3. Designing the Machine Age, 1918-1940

Chapter 4. High Design versus Popular Styling, 1940-1965

Chapter 5. Into the Millennium: Moving beyond Modernism

Notes

Further Reading

Timeline

Museums and Websites

List of Illustrations

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192842190
Author:
Meikle, Jeffrey L.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Jeffrey L.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Design, industrial
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture | History | American
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | American
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design, Industrial -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Industrial design - United States - History
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | American
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford History of Art
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
63 b/w and 78 color illus.
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9.42x6.62x.61 in. 1.35 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Third Hand: Collaboration in Art... New Trade Paper $37.95
  2. Twentieth-Century Design (Oxford... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  3. Social Change and Cultural... New Trade Paper $50.25
  4. The Haymarket Tragedy New Trade Paper $61.75
  5. Branded and on Display New Trade Paper $45.75
  6. Heart of Whiteness: Normal Sexuality... Used Trade Paper $15.50

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Design History
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Humanities » Philosophy » General

Design in the Usa (05 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$30.50 In Stock
Product details 252 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192842190 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.