Cold War modern: design 1945-1970

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While political tension defined one front of the Cold War, a creative conflict was waged on another.


The first book to offer an international perspective on the Cold War across the arts, this groundbreaking study examines how art and design played a central role in representing and sometimes challenging the dominant political and social ideas of the age. From everyday products to the highest arenas of human achievement in science and culture, this period of exceptional creativity resonated in every corner of the globe.


This ambitious book—published to accompany a major exhibition—includes work from the Socialist Bloc and Western Europe, the United States, Cuba, and Japan. Featuring remarkable images by artists and designers from Picasso to Kubrick, Cold War Modern also offers a landmark collection of fascinating essays on subjects as diverse as political strategy, domesticity, and high-tech design developments.

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table_of_contents From monuments to fast cars : Aspects of Cold War art, 1946-1957 -- Modernism between peace and freedom : Picasso and others at the Congress of Intellectuals in Wroctaw, 1948 -- Europe reconstructed, Europe divided -- Marshall Plan modernism in divided Germany -- Design and the democratic ideal -- Cold War front lines : The architecture of defence -- The bomb in the brain -- War games : Cold War Britain in film and fiction -- Thaw modern : Design in Eastern Europe after 1956 -- Our kitchen is just as good : Soviet responses to the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959 -- The hi-tech Cold War -- Imagining the computer : Elliot Noyes, the Eames and the IBM pavillon -- Expo '70 as watershed : The politics of American art and technology -- In the image of revolution -- Protest by design : Giancario de Carlo and the 14th Milan Triennale -- The personal visions and public spaces of the movement group (Dvizhenie) -- Architecture or revolution? - Vienna's 1968 -- Looking down on spacehip earth : Cold War landscapes.
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title Cold War modern : design 1945-1970
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