Design in the USA (Oxford History of Art) by Jeffrey L. Meikle

By Jeffrey L. Meikle

From the Cadillac to the Apple Mac, the skyscraper to the Tiffany lampshade, the realm during which we are living has been profoundly inspired for over a century through the paintings of yankee designers. however the product is just the top of a narrative that's choked with attention-grabbing questions. What has been the social and cultural position of layout in American society? to provide priceless issues that buyers want? Or to cajole them to shop for issues that they do not want? the place does the designer
stand in all this? and the way has the function of layout in the US replaced over the years, because the early days of the younger Republic?

Jeffrey Meikle explores the social and cultural heritage of yank layout spanning over centuries, from the home made furnishings and items of the early 19th century, in the course of the period of industrialization and the mass creation of the laptop age, to the information-based society of the current, protecting every thing from the humanities and Crafts circulate to artwork Deco, modernism to post-modernism, MOMA to the Tupperware bowl.

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