A Dictionary of Modern Design

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This fascinating new dictionary covers the period from the mid-nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century. It contains over 2,000 entries on names and movements from the past 150 years of design including ceramics, furniture, graphics, industrial design, interiors, and fashion, as well as biographical information on influential designers, manufacturers, major museums and heritage sites. The dictionary also covers major movements, key concepts, design terminology, and important design institutions of international focus. Features include funky illustrations at every letter's opening page, with zeitgeist design concepts from Action Man and Barbie, to Ferrari and Electrolux.
Complete with vivid illustrations this is an essential addition to every designer's and artist's studio shelf.
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Woodham, who authored the well-known Twentieth-Century Design, has produced an excellent lexicon of design concepts from the past 150 years. International in focus, the work boasts over 2000 concise entries on concepts like Fisher-Price, Ikea, and Ferrari as well as background on designers (e.g., Michael Graves), manufacturers, major museums, and heritage sites. A multitude of mediums is represented, including ceramics, furniture, graphics, industrial design, interiors, and fashion. However, it is not just the richness of information provided that makes this dictionary an essential acquisition. There are also superb time lines charting both aesthetic and commercial movements in design, plus a thorough bibliography and a well-organized index. Bottom Line This marvelously compiled dictionary will answer just about any reference question on modern design. A delight to browse; highly recommended for all public and academic libraries.-Sheila Devaney, Univ. of Georgia Libs., Athens Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192800978
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/17/2005
  • Series: Oxford Paperback Reference Series
  • Pages: 538
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Woodham is Professor of the History of Design and Director of the Design History Research Center at the University of Brighton. He is the author of Twentieth Century Design (OUP, 1997).

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