Published yearly from 1906 till 1980, Ornamental Artwork, The Studio Yearbook used to be devoted to the recent currents in structure, interiors, furnishings, lights, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. For the reason that courses went out of print, the now exhausting-to-to find yearbooks have transform extremely prized by means of creditors and sellers.

TASCHEN’s Ornamental Artwork 50s explores the spirit of optimism and the fervent consumerism of the last decade. Era and building were enervated by means of analysis all over the conflict and those discoveries may now be carried out in peacetime. The popularization of plastics, fiberglass, and latex actually formed the last decade. Emerging earning and postwar rebuilding on each side of the Atlantic led to an enormous housing growth in each the suburbs and inside towns, and those new properties mirrored the brand new taste. Whilst Ecu layout used to be extremely ingenious, American layout used to be taking a look to an idealized imaginative and prescient of the longer term―among them a up to date idiom used to be advanced that may be observed vividly on those pages. This review of the last decade contains the paintings of such well-known innovators as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Hans Wegner, and Gio Ponti.