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Danish Modern - Between Art and Design

Danish Modern - Between Art and Design

Author: Mark Mussari
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"Danish Modern explores the development of mid-century modernist design in Denmark from historical, analytical and theoretical perspectives. Mark Mussari explores the relationship between Danish design aesthetics and the theoretical and cultural impact of Modernism, particularly between 1930 and 1960. He considers how Danish designers responded to early Modernist currents: the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930, their rejection of Bauhaus aesthetic demands, their early fealty to wood and materials, and the tension between cabinetmaker craft and industrial production as it challenged and altered their aesthetic approach. Tracing the theoretical foundations for these developments, Mussari discusses the writings and works of such figures as Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Nanna Ditzel, and Finn Juhl"--

Table of contents

Introduction: Subject and Object Chapter 1: A History of Ideas: Constructing Danish Modern Chapter 2: Tradition and / or Modernism: Kaare Klint and Poul Henningsen Chapter 3: On Chairness: Platonics and Tectonics Chapter 4: Sculpting Articulations: Finn Juhl in 1949 Chapter 5: Weaving Abstractions: Vibeke Klint and Lis Ahlmann Chapter 6: Hegelian Reading: Designing Community in the SAS Royal Hotel Chapter 7: The Happening: Making Modern Contemporary (Again) Chapter 8: Minimal Connections: Design as Art / Art as Design Chapter 9: Thematizing Danish Modern: the Arts of Denmark Exhibition Chapter 10: Viking Bracelets and Steampunk Eggs: Invariance or Timelessness? Conclusions Bibliography Index

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General Fields

  • : 9781474223720
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : June 2016
  • : 156 x 234 mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Mussari
  • : paperback
  • : 208