The AZ of modern design

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Merrell, 2006 - Art - 539 pages
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This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It includes more than 300 entries on influential designers and studios and the most important design-led manufacturers worldwide, both past and present, from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Loewy and Philippe Starck to Apple, Ikea and BMW. The products featured range from classic cars, furniture and ceramics to the latest MP3 players. Each entry includes an informative profile, a biography or company history, and a product chronology, and is accompanied by colour photographs.

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I hate twee little product-design queens who think the word “design” refers to lamps, chairs, tables, rugs, but was I ever shocked at how much I learned from this mammoth book. As the book says, the ... 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.

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