Modern Dutch Design


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The Netherlands is a relatively small country, but it has a large international impact when it comes to design. This book looks at the decades from 1890 to 1940, when modern Dutch design emerged and crystallized into a number of coherent movements. While designers in the Netherlands during this period were familiar with and influenced by ideas and trends originating outside the country, they created a distinctively Dutch design culture that remains vital in the twenty-first century. This book, based on an exhibition held at Florida International University, Nov. 18, 2016 – June 11, 2017, includes four essays that examine important, yet sometimes overlooked, currents that ran through this half century, as Duch designers responded to powerful social, economic and political changes. With more than 250 illustrations, drawn mostly from the collection of the Wolfsonian—Florida International University, it offers compelling visual evidence of the rich diversity of dutch design in these decades.

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