We’re giving you an early heads-up about this one, just in case you fancy a late summer break in the capital and something to do while you’re there, as the V&A’s Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970 exhibition looks a real winner.
It’s mid-century plus, covering the era and beyond, the rise of consumerism and art and design from both east and west. Works by Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Asger Jorn will be included in the art, while the architecture and design will include Eames, the Smithsons, Le Corbusier and Buckminster Fuller. There’s also ceramics, textiles, metalwork and print works, a look at urban projects of the era and indeed films of the period.
It runs from 25th September 2008 – 11th January 2009 – and no doubt, we’ll see few interesting bits and pieces in the V&A Shop in conjunction with it. We’ll certainly keep you posted on those.