The A-Z of Modern Design

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Merrell, Oct 1, 2009 - Design - 539 pages
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This encyclopaedia, containing over 2800 colour illustrations, is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Now fully revised and updated, it includes more than 300 entries on influential designers and studios and the most important designled manufacturers worldwide, both past and present, from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Loewy and Philippe Starck to Apple, Ikea and BMW. Each entry consists of an informative profile, a biography or company history, and a detailed product chronology, while the many products featured range from ceramics, furniture and cars to the latest MP3 players. The result is a truly indispensable guide to the design of the last 100 plus years.

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User Review  - Jill Holm - Goodreads

A beautifully designed book with summaries and timelines for a number of modern industrial designers. The summaries tend to be a bit pompous (I wonder if some were written by the designers themselves???) but all in all a valuable book at least for the photographs. Read full review

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Bernd Polster is a writer specializing in design and cultural history. He is the editor of the Design Lexicon series and co-author of The A-Z of Modern Design, published by Merrell in 2006.

Markus Schuler writes about product design, graphics and fashion.

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