Design

Christopher Menz reviews 'Mid-Century Modern Complete' by Dominic Bradbury

Christopher Menz
29 May 2015

The reconstruction of the built environment that followed World War II was central to the development of international design in the third quarter of the twentieth century. This is the background and context for Mid-Century Modern Complete, a large volume which covers design and architecture (mostly European and North American) from the 1940s to the early 197 ... More

Christopher Menz reviews 'History of Design', edited by Pat Kirkham and Susan Weber

Christopher Menz
26 November 2014

The Bard Graduate Center, long known for its ground-breaking studies in the decorative arts, has taken the ambitious leap of presenting a comprehensive history of decorative arts and design from 1400 to 2000, covering Asia, the Islamic world, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. (Coverage of Australia and Oceania is planned for future editions.) At over 700 pages, this ... More