Finnish Design: A Concise History (University of Art and Design, 2010) by Pekka Korvenmaa outlines the evolution of design in Finland.
Applied art and design have shaped culture and the economy in Finland since the late 19th century. In this process they have become an integral aspect of the identity and international image of the country. This book outlines the evolution of design in Finland from the founding stages of the 1870s to the beginning of the 21st century. It focuses on its main underlying factors – industries, training and education, culture, designers and products. Design has operated in the tension between art and industry, and continues to do so, belonging to both but never exclusively to either one. This is the source of its interest and varied dimensions. Design both serves everyday life and enhances it.
– Pekka Korvenmaa, Finnish Design: A Concise History (University of Art and Design, 2010), book description
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and other visual material.
The copy in our stock is in excellent condition. The pages are clean without any markings. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers look as good as new with practically no shelf wear or signs of use.