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Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-97

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This book examines the outstanding design achievements of Finland over the last seven decades, focusing on the central and decisive role played by Modernism. It is the first volume in English to provide a thorough account of the artistic and cultural qualities of Finnish design as distinguished from the design of its Nordic and other European neighbours. Also considered are the principal ideas, individuals, and influences that combined to produce Finnish modernism, as well as its international reception. The book discusses the renowned work of such Finnish architects and designers as Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Kaj Franck, and Timo Sarpaneva, and of manufacturers including Artek, Arabia, and Marimekko. It features separate discussions of architecture, ceramics, glass, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, product design, textiles, and woodworking and concludes with a consideration of the position of design in contemporary Finnish culture. This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at The Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in the Decorative Arts held from February 26, 1998, to June 1998.

The book is in excellent condition, showing few signs of use.

Item details

Author(s):
Marianne Aav and Nina Stritzler-Levine
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300075049
ISBN-13:
9780300075045
Number of pages:
411
Publisher:
Published by the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Title:
Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-97

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This book examines the outstanding design achievements of Finland over the last seven decades, focusing on the central and decisive role played by Modernism. It is the first volume in English to provide a thorough account of the artistic and cultural qualities of Finnish design as distinguished from the design of its Nordic and other European neighbours. Also considered are the principal ideas, individuals, and influences that combined to produce Finnish modernism, as well as its international reception. The book discusses the renowned work of such Finnish architects and designers as Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Kaj Franck, and Timo Sarpaneva, and of manufacturers including Artek, Arabia, and Marimekko. It features separate discussions of architecture, ceramics, glass, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, product design, textiles, and woodworking and concludes with a consideration of the position of design in contemporary Finnish culture. This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at The Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in the Decorative Arts held from February 26, 1998, to June 1998.

The book is in excellent condition, showing few signs of use.

Author(s):
Marianne Aav and Nina Stritzler-Levine
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300075049
ISBN-13:
9780300075045
Number of pages:
411
Publisher:
Published by the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Title:
Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-97

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