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The Sixties: Decade of Design Revolution by Lesley Jackson
The Sixties traces the transition from the organic, fluid lines of the 'Contemporary' design of the 1950s to the pure geometry of 'the look' and the styles of the 1960s. In all fields of design -- architecture, furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles -- circular and rectilinear motifs were seen to represent futuristic Space Age design. While the USA was the undoubted leader in the field of architecture, and the Scandinavian style remained a potent force in the applied arts, Britain, at the centre of the fashion and popular culture explosion, and Italy, adding a whole new dimension to furniture and plastics, were emerging. The Sixties: Decade of Design Revolution by Lesley Jackson