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Decorative Art 70s

40Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
With dramatic expressions of futurism alongside rustic eco-trends, this book collects the best of 1970s design in one expertly curated and annotated volume, drawn from the now-classic collectible, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook. Across metalware, textiles, ceramics, and more, explore a decade of fast-moving ideas and vehemently opposing schools and movements.
Hardcover7.7 x 10.0 in.3.19 lb576 pages
“An indispensable tool for collectors: names are named, designs praised and accusations made.”
San Francisco Examiner Magazine
Decorative Art 70s

Decorative Art 70s


Looking Forward

A decade marked by adventures in futurism

Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to-find yearbooks have become highly prized by collectors and dealers.

This volume spotlights the futuristic, experimental aesthetic of the 1970s. After the revolutions of the ’60s, the world of design and architecture became an increasingly exciting and fast-moving hotbed of ideas, rife with vehemently opposing schools and movements. In many ways it was a more extreme era for design than the previous decade.

Experimentalism was everywhere, and many projects, thought not practical, were forward-thinking visions of a new kind of decorative art and design. Various groups advocated returning to natural methods, rejecting style in favor of craft or pushing the logic of industrial living to its concrete, high-rise extreme. Decorative Art 1970s includes the work of the decade’s brightest stars, such as Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Luigi Colani, Achille Castiglioni, Kisho Kurokawa, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, and Theo Crosby.
The editor

Charlotte and Peter Fiell are well-known design authors having written over sixty books on the subject. Among their various areas of specialization is the realm of transportation design in all its diverse forms. The Fiells have lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted manufacturing companies, museums, salerooms, and major private collectors around the world. Together, they have written numerous TASCHEN books.

Decorative Art 70s
Hardcover19.6 x 25.5 cm1.45 kg576 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-8448-7

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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3 Ratings

Full of information, but b/w

Elyzaveta,October 27, 2021
Nice book full of information about each design period. With the details from interiors, textiles, colors, and accessories. the only thing I don't like is that mainly the pages are b/w, which influences and demolishes full visual impression of certain elements. For example, you see the photos of the interior, but they are b/w, so only by reading the description you can imagine the colors, not all of them are described though. Some need to Google to get the full image.

Beau livre à avoir dans sa bibliothèque

Laurie,October 27, 2021
Bel ouvrage à feuilleter pour les amoureux de déco et d'architecture.

Beau livre à avoir dans sa bibliothèque

Laurie,October 27, 2021
Bel ouvrage à feuilleter pour les amoureux de déco et d'architecture.