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

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


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This is a stunning visual guide to the world's best designs. Great Designs is a fascinating overview of the dynamic history of design from the 1860s onwards, tracing the development of modern designs, from sketches and prototypes to the final product. Which technological advancem...ents have pioneered ground-breaking design? How did political struggle in 1930's Germany inspire modern graphic design? Over 100 of the best modern design ideas are explored and explained, from Bauhaus posters and bubble chairs to the Citroen DS and the iPad. Each iconic design is analysed visually with close up details, and the story behind each piece of work is also revealed. Profiles of influential designers like Ferdinand Porsche and Earl Tupper, workshops and design movements as well as highlights of the characteristic elements of key design styles make this a fantastic visual reference guide. Examining product and industrial design as well as furniture, graphics, and textiles, Great Designs is a magnificent gallery of iconic designs.
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ISBN 9781409319412
Released NZ 21 Aug 2013
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781409319412
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Released 21 Aug 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1800 To C 1900
History Of Art & Design Styles: From C 1900 -
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 255mm
Height: 304mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 745.209
Weight 1,576g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade