Robin & Lucienne Day: Pioneers of Contemporary Design. Lesley Jackson

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9781845336349: Robin & Lucienne Day: Pioneers of Contemporary Design. Lesley Jackson

Robin Day, the creator of the best-selling Polypropylene chair,was renowned as afurniture designer, but also excelled in many other fields over the years, includingexhibition design, graphics and product design. Lucienne Day, an outstandingtextile designer, gained early recognition with Calyx, her acclaimed furnishingfabric for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and she also designed stunningwallpapers, ceramics and carpets. Pioneers of "Contemporary" design during the1950s and 1960s, and joint design consultants to the John Lewis Partnership from1962 to 1987, Robin and Lucienne Day,who both died in 2010,were legendaryfigures with an international reputation. Illustrated with the Days' own archivematerial and drawing on unique in-depth interviews with the designers, thislandmark book provides a comprehensive survey of their careers - an invaluablerecord of a lifetime of remarkable achievement.

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Lesley Jackson is an independent writer and curator specializing in 20th centurydesign. She is the author of many highly-acclaimed books on post-war design,including The New Look:Design in the Fifties (1991), 'Contemporary' Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s (1994) and The Sixties:Decade of Design Revolution (1998). An expert on modern textiles, her recent books include 20th Century Pattern Design:Textile &Wallpaper Pioneers (2002), From Atoms to Patterns:Crystal Structure Designs from the 1951 Festival of Britain (2007) and Shirley Craven and Hull Traders:Revolutionary Fabrics and Furniture 1957-1980 (2009). In 2001 she curated the major exhibition Robin and Lucienne Day: Pioneers of Contemporary Design, held at the Barbican Art Gallery, London.

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'Jackson, a design historian with a penchant for this period, brings out the best in the duo, the epitome of no-nonsense modernism with a human heart' - Wallpaper

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