Design

Arranged chronologically, this book 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.

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Celebrate the history of design with this stunning visual guide

What makes a truly good design? This comprehensive reference guide explores the evolution of design through the key designers, manufacturers, objects and the movements they inspired - from the Arts and Craft movement to the digital age.

Design is all around us, from the chairs we use at work, to the crockery we eat on and the cars we drive. The pages of this book are packed with fabulous images of objects, technology, prints, buildings, and interiors that will help you explore the fascinating history of design movements, illustrating how and why different styles emerged and became popular.

Explore the big historical moments in design such as the Art Nouveau, Art Deco, mid-century modern and contemporary movements. This reference book will show you how each one began, its philosophy, and its visual style. This volume also includes all of the great names and manufacturers who have influenced the field of design such as William Morris, the Bauhaus, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Vitra in extraordinary detail.

This glorious and comprehensive view of classic design includes:

- Timelines of key historical design movements
- Visually stunning image catalogues that celebrate innovation in glassware, posters, typography, furniture, and much more!
- Profiles of key designers, manufacturers and iconic objects over the last 150 years.

Design is Thinking Made Visual

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. A true celebration of classic design - and the perfect gift for design lovers of any age.

Additional information

Weight 2277 g
Dimensions 309 × 265 × 32 mm
Author
Publisher

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Imprint

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Cover

Hardback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition

2nd Edition

Dewey

745.4 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K