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The term "Scandinavian design" originates from a design show that traveled the US and Canada under that name from 1954 to 1957. Promoting the "Scandinavian way of living," it exhibited various works by Nordic designers and established the meaning of the term that continues to today: beautiful, simple, clean designs, inspired by nature and the northern climate, accessible and available to all, with an emphasis on enjoying the domestic environment. Exhibitions like these played a big role in spreading the word about Scandinavian design and in influencing the development of modernism in North America and Europe in many ways. The aesthetic had been evolving for decades by that time and was strongly influenced by art and design in Europe. It combined the trends that had emerged around the turn of the century, the clean forms that followed, as well as existing traditions in Scandinavia. Scandinavian designers were influenced by everything going on around them. With their tradition of craftsmanship and efficient use of limited material resources (due to their relative geographic isolation), they combined the best of both worlds. In line with prevailing democratic social views, everything was made to be available to everyone. The notion of enjoying the work you do was highly regarded, and the idea that beautiful things could enrich people's lives was kept alive.
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Book Description World Pictures, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1982. Soft cover. Condition: VG+. 1st Edition. Stiff color pictorial wraps. Mild shelf wear, modest binding lean. Former owner's signature on upper main title, light spotting to upper rear cover along fore-edge. 144 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 037719
Book Description World Pictures, 1982. Softcover. Some creasing on wraps. Color photos with descriptions in; Trade PB; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pages Very Good- English, German, French and Danish. (28-1). Seller Inventory # 34835
Book Description World Pictures, Copenhagen, 1982. Magazine. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fully illustrated in color. Text in English, German, French, Swedish. Clean, bright, and unmarked. Seller Inventory # 020600
Book Description World Pictures, Copenhagen c 1980, 1980. 32.0 x 23.0cms, 160pp, 400 colour illusts, very good paperback This issue has articles on furniture, furnishing textiles, handicrafts and the ways that Scandinavians live with these products. Seller Inventory # 151228
Book Description Imprint unknown. Condition: Good. Slight wear on cover. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. Seller Inventory # Z1-C-080-01362
Book Description Feb 01, 1982. Condition: Used: Good. [FIRST EDITION] Copenhagen: World Pictures, . Tall softcover in stiff illustrated wraps. No. 11. 144 pages with many color photos of contemporary Scandinavian design. With descriptions in English, German, French and Danish. Stamping on cover, bumped corners (with slight wear to upper spine), else very good overall condition. NOT EX-LIBRARY. (DC). Seller Inventory # AX-YAZL-WIXX
Book Description World Pictures No Date, Copenhagen. SOFTCOVER. 1st Edition. Folio size in colour printed glossy card covers. 144pp, colour plates, etc. Text in English, German, French, and Swedish . . . . . [ CONDITION : NEAR FINE, a very clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, very slight nicking to top edge of front cover) ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight standard shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. . . . . . . . . We always ship in PROTECTIVE CARD PARCELS. Seller Inventory # TO5H1134
Book Description Imprint unknown, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 8787541149