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Great Designs: The World's Best Design Explored and Explained

Great Designs: The World's Best Design Explored and Explained

A lavishly illustrated guide to the history of design, this book showcases more than 100 of the most groundbreaking and important design classics ever created - from the 1860s to the present.?? Discover the story of design and its evolution from the industrial revolution to ?the ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241298817
Barcode 9780241298817
Published 7 May 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By DK
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ISBN-13 9780241298817
ISBN-10 0241298814
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 7 May 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By DK
Category History of Art
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 229mm
Height: 277mm
Spine: 130mm
Weight 1,066g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Industrial design - History
NBS Text Design & Commercial Art
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 745.209
Catalogue Code 979681

Description of this Book

A lavishly illustrated guide to the history of design, this book showcases more than 100 of the most groundbreaking and important design classics ever created - from the 1860s to the present.?? Discover the story of design and its evolution from the industrial revolution to ?the modern day - from William Morris wallpaper and the Swiss Army Knife to 21st-century icons of design such as the Apple iPad and Philippe Starck's Master's Chair. With stunning photography and useful explanatory pull-outs of characteristic features, each entry shows you the numerous ways in which art and engineering have created products that are both functional and beautiful. Comprehensive profiles of each celebrated design explain why each one was created, and who for, and how innovations in technology and materials made its creation possible. Covering design in all of its various forms: from product and interior design to furniture, glassware, tableware, textiles, car design, electronics, and graphics, Great Designs is perfect for anyone with an interest in the subject.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Philip Wilkinson has written many books about architecture and history, including Great Buildings and the award-winning Amazing Buildings, as well as Turn Back Time: The High Street, written to accompany a successful BBC television series. Philip gives talks on historic buildings and their interiors, appears on the radio, and regularly blogs about buildings (englishbuildings.blogspot.co.uk).

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