Decorative Art 50s revives this decade's face-paced spirit of optimism and consumerism. Technology and construction had been slowed down by research during the war, and these discoveries could now be used since peace had been restored. The popularization of plastics, fiberglass and latex literally shaped the decade. Rising incomes and post-war re-building on both sides of the Atlantic led to a massive housing boom in both the suburbs and inner cities, and these new homes reflected the new style. While European design was extraordinarily inventive, American design turned to an idealized vision of the future—between them a modern style was born.
This book details this new, modern style and includes the work of famous innovators such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Hans Wegner and Gio Ponti.
Authors: Charlotte & Peter Fiell
Number of pages: 576
Languages: English, French & German
Dimensions: 15.1 x 19.5 cm, hardcover