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Designers in Britain 4: Compiled by the Society of Industrial Artists (Herbert Spencer)

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Editor: Herbert Spencer
Publisher: Allan Wingate Publishers Ltd. London
Publication: 1954, First Edition
Binding: Hardcover, section sewn
Pages: 156
Size: 240 x 310
Text: English
Design: Herbert Spencer

(Introduction) 'Designers in Britain reviews the trends and developments in design since the publication of the previous volume. The last volume covered the years |950 and 1951. This volume (No. 4) covers the years |952 and 1953. Frequent attempts are made to analyse the development of design since the turn of the century, and even over longer periods. In such reviews, when the past can be seen in perspective, the significant links in the chain of development can be spotted fairly easily. At much closer range, however, they are not so obvious. We can't see the wood for the trees. Chroniclers of contemporary history - like its makers - can easily confuse the issues, and be unaware of the difference between a detail and a triviality! The trivial aspects of design are of course legion: from the 'streamline' strips of chromium stuck on to the sides of a motorcar to the slick scraper-board drawing in imitation of an old woodcut. Design, or so-called design, in industry is full of such false values.'

Condition: Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing, scuffing and soiling to cover. Cloth spine soiled and partially loose. Light tanning to interior pages. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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