DESIGNERS IN BRITAIN 2
A BIENNIAL REVIEW OF GRAPHIC AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The Society of Industrial Artists
The Society of Industrial Artists: DESIGNERS IN BRITAIN 2: A BIENNIAL REVIEW OF GRAPHIC AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. London and New York: Allan Wingate and Museum Books, 1949. First edition. Folio. Blue cloth stamped in gold. Printed dust jacket. Decorated endpapers. 291 pp. Color Frontis. Well illustrated in black and white. Interior unmarked and clean. Out-of-print. Dust jacket edges lightly nicked. a superior copy of this oversized volume. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket.
9.5 x 12 hardcover book with 291 pages with hundreds of examples of postwar British design in all areas of the decorative arts.
From the book: “The first volume of Designers In Britain, which was compiled by the Society of Industrial Artists and published by Allan Wingate in 1947, was a far greater success than the Society had dared to hope.
“This second volume has been produced under the same auspices in the confident anticipation that it will prove not so much a substitute for its predecessor, as it complement, and so carry the record of the work being done by designers in Great Britain over the two years which have elapsed.
Together, these two volumes will form the basis of a permenant reference library to which a new edition will be added biennially. Each volume will be a comprehensive progress report on design as it emerges from the studios of both the established and the rising generations of British artists, so that, gradually, the series should build up into a most valuable history in which the artist and the industrialist alike will be able to trace the threads of evolution, the growths, the new ideas, the traditionalisms, the decays and the fresh inspirations which are the life-story of this as of every other form of art.”
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