Dictionary of 20th-century Design

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Da Capo Press, 1990 - Art - 312 pages
If you don't know the difference between art deco and art nouveau, or wonder if the popular, accident-prone zeppelins had any impact on modern design, the Dictionary of 20th-Century Design by John Pile can come to your rescue. Written by a leading authority, this book is the definitive single-volume reference to all aspects of the field, including industrial and interior design, furniture, tableware, glass, silver, and graphic design, as well as related subjects such as architecture, fashion, and crafts.With more than 1,000 A-to-Z entries, the Dictionary of 20th-Century Design covers a wide range of subjects. The scope and depth of this book involves every aspect of the history and current status of 20th-century design worldwide, including: prominent designers, architects, and artists, such as Alvar Aalto, Gilbert Rohde, Robert Venturi, Christian Dior, and Paul Klee styles such as Beaux-Arts, Mission, and Post-Modern design terms, such as Balance, Streamlining, and Visual Perception manufacturers and firms, such as Knoll, Mercedes-Benz, and Braun famous objects and products, such as the Wassily chair, the Leica camera, and the Thunderbird and much, much more

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