Austerity to Affluence

British Art and Design 1945–1962

Genre
Non-Fiction
Topics
Design, Domestic Design, Modernism
Format
Hardback

Description

In the years that followed the Second World Was a new style gradually emerged in Britain. Young artists and designers, excited by the hope of a new society and the challenge of new materials, realised the opportunity to start afresh. Abstraction took over from realism, modernism flourished. The age of utility was replaced by a youthful new look which, step by step, formed the unmistakable identity of the 1950s–the Contemporary.