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BUILDERS OF THE FUTURE

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BUILDERS OF THE FUTURE

ENGLISH TEXT EDITION.

Presents the fascinating recent history of Finnish design and its renowned postwar Golden Age.

This book discusses the historical factors and background phenomena of the international success of Finnish design and its domestic and international presence, compared with design promotion in Great Britain and developments in other countries.

The articles present architecture and interior design of postwar period of reconstruction, photography as a medium of design promotion, popular education to foster good taste in design and the changing roles of women, considering the impact of the Marimekko company for a new image of women.

The introduction by Professor Pekka Korvenmaa is an insightful analysis connecting the significance and continuum of postwar reconstruction with the present day.

ISBN : 978-952-9878-80-2.

EDITORS:
Jukka Savolainen, Aila Svenskberg.

ARTICLES:
Pekka Korvenmaa : Form, Space, Society
Penny Sparke : The International Impact of Finnish Design 1945 – 67
Jukka Savolainen : Design Promotion in Finland and Great Britain after the Second World War
Harri Kalha : Modernity Exposed : Finnish Design Photography in the 1950s
Esa Laaksonen : The Architecture of Reconstruction
Susanna Aaltonen : The Interior Architect´s Profession after the Second World War
Aila Svenskberg : Ambassadors of Good Taste
Salla Heino : Marimekko and the Image of Women in the Postwar Reconstruction Period

126 pages, paperback

Designmuseo 2012

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Builders of the Future – Finnish Design 1945 – 67 at the Design Museum, Helsinki 1.6. – 23.9.2012.

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