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Design : the definitive visual guide  Cover Image Book Book

Design : the definitive visual guide / editors, Anna Fischel, Sammy Kennedy, Stuart Neilson ; writers, Alexandra Black, R.G. Grant, Ann Kay, Philip Wilkinson, Iain Zaczek.

Fischel, Anna, (editor.). Kennedy, Sammy, (editor.). Neilson, Stuart (Editor), (editor.). Black, Alexandra, (author.). Grant, R. G., (author.). Kay, Ann, 1959- (author.). Wilkinson, Philip, 1955- (author.). Zaczek, Iain, (author.). Smithsonian Institution, (contributor.).


Discover the history of design with this gorgeous visual celebration of key pieces, movements, and designers, from the Arts and Craft movement to the digital age. Arranged chronologically, Design traces the evolution of design from its roots to the present, from early chairs, pottery, and homewares to cars, graphic design and product design. It introduces all the key designers, manufacturers, and objects, illustrating how and why different styles emerged and became popular. It also provides a fascinating insight into design movements, showing how each one began and explaining its philosophy and visual style, from the Arts and Crafts movement to mid-century modern and contemporary. Featuring expert analysis, stunning photography, and a huge range of objects both familiar and extraordinary, Design explains what makes a truly great design and reveals the hidden stories behind the everyday things all around us. With profiles of famous designers and manufacturers, such as William Morris, the Bauhaus, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Vitra, and stunning images of iconic buildings and interiors, it provides a glorious and comprehensive view of classic design across the last two centuries.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465491374
  • ISBN: 1465491376
  • Physical Description: 480 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
  • Edition: New edition, [New] American edition.
  • Publisher: London : DK Publishing, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previous edition has subtitle: The definitive visual history.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What is design? -- Arts & Crafts, 1850-1920 -- Art Nouveau, 1880-1910 -- Art Deco, 1919-1940 -- Modernism, 1910-1939 -- Mid-century Modern, 1940-1959 -- Cultural revolution 1960-1979 -- Postmodern & contemporary, 1980s onwards.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Writers Alexandra Black, R.G. Grant, Ann Kay, Philip Wilkinson, Iain Zaczek.
Subject: Design > History > 20th century.
Design > History > 19th century.
Design > History.
Art and design > History > 20th century.
Art and design > History > 19th century.
Art and design.
Decorative arts > History > 20th century.
Decorative arts > History > 19th century.
Decorative arts.
Industrial design.
industrial design.
design (discipline)
Genre: illustrated books.
Illustrated works.
Informational works.
Ouvrages illustrés.
Documents d'information.

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Crawford County Library-Steelville 745.4 DES (Text) 33431000742864 New Non-Fiction Available -

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