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FINNISH DESIGN: A CONCISE HISTORY. Translation of Taide & teollisuus: johdatus suomalaisen muotoilun historiaan (Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu, Helsinki, 2009). Second, revised edition. Pekka Korvenmaa. Aalto ARTS Books, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, n.d. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Abrams, New York, 2014. Published in association with V&A Publishing, Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Original English edition published 2009. 344 pp. with 213 ills. (147 col.). 22 x 18 cm. LC 2014-932332 ISBN 9781851778126 In English.
Publisher's description: Marimekko, Ittala, and more, Finland established itself as a world leader in design in the late 19th century and continues to influence designers today. The country's flourishing design culture has played an integral part in the nation's economy and international identity. This beautifully designed study considers the impact of Finnish modernism and its main protagonists and presents superb examples of contemporary design. Through discussions of industry and culture, training and education, designers and products, this book thoroughly demonstrates how design operates in the tension between art and industry, both serving and enhancing everyday life. Numerous photos, posters, and illustrations portray every imaginable aspect of the rich diversity found in Finnish design.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Finland, Scandinavia — Several Periods, Post-1945 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 70,54
Worldwide Number: 161241
Hardcover $45.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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