Design of the 20th Century

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Taschen, 1999 - Art - 768 pages
This international survey celebrates the diversity and vitality of design through the 20th century, while highlighting the output of specific designers styles and movements. With over four hundred detailed entries, this encyclopaedic work presents a comprehensive overview of design and its most eminent practitioners over the last one hundred years, from Aalto to Panton and Mendini to Zanuso. Covering all aspects of design - industrial products, interiors, furniture textiles, glass ceramics and graphics -, this book is an essential reference work that provides detailed biographical and historical information with over seven hundred colour illustrations. and historical inf with over seven 1 illustrations

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Charlotte J. Fiell (born 1965) studied at the British Institute, Florence and at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London, where she received a BA (Hons) in the History of Drawing and Printmaking with Material Science. She later trained with Sothby's Educational Studies, also in London. Together the Fiells run a design consultancy in London specializing in the sale, acquisition, study and promotion of design artefacts. They have lectured widely, curated a number of exhibitions and written numerous articles and books on design and designers, including Taschen's Charles Rennie Macintosh, William Morris, 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century and Industrial Design A-Z. They have also edited the six-volume Decorative Art series published by Taschen GmbH

Peter M. Fiell (born 1958) trained with Sotheby's Educational Studies in London and later received an MA in Design Studies from Central St Martin's College of Art & Design, London. Together the Fiells run a design consultancy in London specializing in the sale, acquisition, study and promotion of design artefacts. They have lectured widely, curated a number of exhibitions and written numerous articles and books on design and designers, including Taschen's Charles Rennie Macintosh, William Morris, 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century and Industrial Design A-Z. They have also edited the six-volume Decorative Art series published by Taschen GmbH.

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