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A handbook of California design, 1930-1965 : craftspeople, designers, manufacturers /
edited by Bobbye Tigerman ; with contributions by Jennifer Munro Miller... [et al.].
imprint
Los Angeles, CA : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, c2013
description
313 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
9780262518383 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Los Angeles, CA : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, c2013
isbn
9780262518383 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
Companion to catalogue accompanying exhibition titled "California Design, 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way'" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1 October 2011 - 3 June 2012.
catalogue key
8911975
 
Includes bibliographical (p. 306-307) references.
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This title reveals the complex web of influences, collaborations, institutional affiliations, and social networks that fueled the California design economy. The book offers more than 140 illustrated biographical profiles of the most significant mid-century California designers.
Main Description
Mid-twentieth-century California offered fertile ground for design innovations. Thestate's reputation as a land of unlimited opportunity, its many institutions of higher learning, andits perpetually booming population created conditions that allowed designers and craftspeople toflourish. They found an eager market among educated and newly affluent Californians, and theirproducts shaped the material culture of the entire nation. This book, a companion to the popular2011 MIT Press/LACMA publication California Design, 1930--1965: "Living in a ModernWay ," reveals the complex web of influences, collaborations, institutionalaffiliations, and social networks that fueled the California design economy. This book offers morethan 140 illustrated biographical profiles of the most significant mid-century California designers,including such famous names as Saul Bass and Charles and Ray Eames as well as many lesser known butinfluential practitioners. These designers, craftspeople, and manufacturers worked in the full rangeof design media, creating furniture, fashion, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and graphic andindustrial design. Each entry includes a succinct biography, a portrait of the designer or image ofan important design, cross-references to other entries, and a list of sources for further research.Significant examples of California design and craft objects are featured in more than 180illustrations and rare photographs. Created by internationally renowned graphic designer Irma Boom,the book is a beautifully crafted object in its own right. It will become an indispensable resourcefor all those interested in modern design.

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