INFOGRAPHIC: A brief history of modernist design

According to Wikipedia, modernist design is: "a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries." But what's the real history behind the movement?

Created by London's modern furniture store ARAM, the infographic below sheds light on the history of what is modernist design. Exploring multiple aspects of Modernism, the graphic introduces key concepts and prominent individuals associated with the movement.

Just as any type of art form, understanding where it comes from and what it's doing is one of the critical things to appreciating its legacy.


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