Twentieth Century Design

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Twentieth Century Design is an irresistibly compact handbook of the most influential pieces of design produced in the modern age. Featuring photographs and descriptions of the century-defining work of such pioneers as Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas, Gio Ponti, Eileen Gray, Charles and Ray Eames, Helmut Newton, Vivienne Westwood, Saul Bass, Phillippe Starck, Neville Brody, and many others, the result is a celebration of design in the twentieth century, in its many guises--in advertising, furniture, graphics, ...
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Overview

Twentieth Century Design is an irresistibly compact handbook of the most influential pieces of design produced in the modern age. Featuring photographs and descriptions of the century-defining work of such pioneers as Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas, Gio Ponti, Eileen Gray, Charles and Ray Eames, Helmut Newton, Vivienne Westwood, Saul Bass, Phillippe Starck, Neville Brody, and many others, the result is a celebration of design in the twentieth century, in its many guises--in advertising, furniture, graphics, architecture, fashion, interiors, and more.

Twentieth Century Design is a comprehensive and colorful survey of the classics of contemporary design. Up to the minute, it includes such recent innovations as the Apple iMac and the new Beetle. With a stylish small-scale format that is itself an example of excellent design, this is the biggest small book yet on twentieth century design.

Catherine McDermott is a curator at the London Design Museum. She is the author of a large format hardcover book, Twentieth Century Design, a main selection of Newbridge's Architects and Designers Book Club, as well as books on Vivienne Westwood, Ben Kelly, English Eccentrics, and '80s British design.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781585670291
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.04 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Twentieth Century Design - Catherine McDermott Foreword
Fashion: Part 1
Architecture: Part 2
Interiors: Part 3
Furniture: Part 4
Lighting: Part 5
Homeware: Part 6
Products: Part 7
Transport: Part 8
Type: Part 9
Packaging: Part 10
Advertising: Part 11
Communications: Part 12
Futures: Part 13
Index
Acknowledgments

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