With an insightful text by lucie young and dozens of visual references to zeisel s master works, this book is both a valuable introduction and reference guide to creativity. The magic language of things eva zeisel on design graphic design. Eva hopes the 21st century will bring beauty, harmony, loveliness, and elegance to design, qualities she believes were not aims of the 20th centurys modern movement. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Eva zeisel, a ceramic artist whose elegant, eccentric designs for dinnerware in the 1940s and 50s helped to revolutionize the way americans. Bravery favorite design books of 20 favorite design books of all. An important book on a major figure of 20th century design. Life, design, and beauty and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle.
Efficiency was important to zeisel and she was, like many potters in europe, marrying the ideas of the arts and crafts movement with the ideals of the design and industries association dia, which was founded in 1915 in britain. Zeisel s reflection on evolution leading to appreciation of novelty is as applicable to 24 hour news channels as to the design of objects. Excellent, clearly the definitive reference work in this important icon of 20th century design. Life, design, and beauty by moore, pat, wolfframm, pirco 20 hardcover on. Great biographical information, and photos never seen before of eva zeisels work. For this guest post, the daughter of the late eva zeisel, jean richards, asked design scholar and family friend katarina v. Continuing to put great classic and contemporary design within everyones. During her career, she became a world renowned and honored designer.
Industrial designer known for her ceramic tableware. The most prestigious of all evas accolades came in 2005 when she received the national design award for lifetime achievement by the national design museum. Zeisels reflection on evolution leading to appreciation of novelty is as applicable to 24 hour news channels as to the design of objects. Her distinctive take on modern industrial design was inspired by organic form and brought beauty and playfulness to housewares, earning her designs a beloved place in midcentury homes. Eva zeisel was one of the 20th centurys most influential ceramicists and designers of modern housewares. The playful search for beauty by lucie young, chronicle books 2003. Life, design, and beauty, edited by pat kirkham, courtesy of chronicle books see more a new book, lolita. Eva zeisel was a leading designer in soviet russia from 1932 until 1936, survived stalins purges and. Eva zeisel lived to 105 and was a huge presence in worldwide ceramics and design our tea kettle on the stove top was designed by her. Eva zeisel was one of the twentieth centurys most influential ceramicists and designers of modern housewares. Eva zeisel accepted a teaching position in 1939 in the industrial design department at the pratt institute in brooklyn. Eva zeisel was born in budapest, hungary on november, 1906. Her forms are often abstractions of the natural world and human relationships.
Eva zeisel, whose elegantly democratic housewares span a 70year career. Dec 31, 2011 eva zeisel, a ceramic artist whose elegant, eccentric designs for dinnerware in the 1940s and 50s helped to revolutionize the way americans set their tables, died on friday in new city, n. Eva zeisel on design npr coverage of eva zeisel on design. With a trailblazing career that spans more than seventyfive ye. Through a trail blazing career that spans more than seventyfive years and continues to this day, with recent creations that include a martini glass featured in bombay sapphire ads and vases for kleinreid. The shape of life erie art museum, 2009, essay by lance esplund. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Eva zeisel received many honors for her outstanding achievements, beginning with her selection in 1942 by the museum of modern art, new york moma, to design a line of fine porcelain dinnerware for the castleton china company of pennsylvania. Written by top design critics, these books cover modern masters whose work ranges from the cozily domestic to the aggressively avantgarde. This richly illustrated volumethe firstever complete biographical account of zeisels life. Jan 24, 2012 novelty is a concept of commerce, not an aesthetic concept eva zeisel, an iconic designer whose ceramic dinnerware and giftware was part of transforming design in midcentury america, died on dec. Eva striker zeisel born eva amalia striker, november, 1906 december 30, 2011 was a hungarianborn american industrial designer known for her work with ceramics, primarily from the period after she immigrated to the united states. Eva zeisel, designer for industry, 1984 out of print.
With a trailblazing career that spanning more than 75 years, with recent creations that include a martini glass featured in bombay sapphire ads and vases for kleinreid, eva zeisel stands at the forefront of 20thcentury designers. Eidelberg and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Gaetano pesce, whose rejection of traditional good taste brought. February 26, 2005 considered one of the premier industrial designers of the 20th century, 98yearold eva zeisel still designs porcelain in. February 26, 2005 considered one of the premier industrial designers of the 20th century, 98yearold eva zeisel still designs porcelain in her new york. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Oct 15, 20 eva zeisel was one of the twentieth centurys most influential ceramicists and designers of modern housewares. In a trailblazing career that spanned more than 80 years, eva zeisel stood at the forefront of modern designers through her creation of sleek, organic, stylish ceramic housewares.
A beautiful edition to add to your library of books on design. Part of chronicles compact design portfolio series, this smallformat illustrated volume showcases the graceful, curvy modernist ceramic pieces of hungarianborn industrial designer eva zeisel previous books in the series have highlighted the work of designers including michael graves, richard sapper and eileen gray. Redwing dinnerware by eva zeisel, clean lines and beautiful simplicity. Through a trail blazing career that spans more than seventyfive years and.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Eva zeisel hungarian american designer and ceramicist. Intent on dispelling the notion that ceramics was a craft rather than a form of industrial design, she had her students take note of the practical aspects of the production process, from design to manufacturing and mass production. Eva zeisel was one of the most important figures in 20th century design and an extraordinary human being to boot. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required.1555 622 1308 91 918 259 571 175 701 1418 557 534 694 759 1004 465 24 107 327 38 617 1447 611 400 14 219 1404 1291 499 1130 403 623 50 1117 8 51