Great Design

Great Design

Book - 2013
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Featuring DK's signature lush, visual style, Great Design provides a fascinating overview of the dynamic history of design from the 1860s onwards. It traces the development of modern design from all corners of the world, including product design, furniture, graphics, industrial design, and textiles.

With more than 100 of the best designs explored and explained, from Bauhaus posters and bubble chairs to the Citroën DS and the iPad, Great Design is a stunning visual guide to the icons of modern design.

Including profiles of influential designers, workshops, and movements, as well as highlighting the key characteristic elements, reading Great Design is like being taken on a tour of a design museum with a personal guide who points out what to look at, deciphers key points of style, and helps you understand what design is and how it works.

Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, c2013
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781465414403
Branch Call Number: 745.4 WIL
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm


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Feb 25, 2014

An interesting compilation of the history of modern design spanning the early 1900's through to the present day, sorted in chronological order - some designs are older than you would think!
My only complaint was that from 1990 onward, I didn't particularly find any of the featured items to be as memorable or as relevant as in the previous decades (the Barcelona Chair, the VW Beetle, the Mini, Fender Stratocaster, atomic-style clock...).

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