The New Design Source Book

The New Design Source Book

by Penny Sparke, Hugh Alderson-Williams, Anne Stone, Emma D. Coad

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Library Journal - Library Journal
The product of five British and American design writers led by Royal College of Art design historian Sparke, this eye-catching book is a checklist of some of the best objects created in the last 150 years in Europe and America. Some are functional and some purely decorative; look here for everything from William Morris wallpaper to Michele de Lucchi's 1984 vacuum cleaners. Each chapter covers a particular era or art movement, starting with the Arts and Crafts Movement (1850-1900) and finishing with the computer age. Each is a time capsule of events and a visual inventory of architecture, costume, everyday household objects, and technological equipment. This is not a comprehensive study, but it offers a decent overview of typical design motifs for each time period. Libraries owning an earlier edition of this book (Design Source Book, 1986. o.p.) may skip the present volume because, except for parts of the final chapter, it is identical to its predecessor.Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.

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Knickerbocker Press
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10.45(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.95(d)

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