Design: The Definitive Visual History

Design: The Definitive Visual History

Design: The Definitive Visual History




This stunning visual guide traces the major design movements over the last 150 years, an ode to the design’s audacity, originality, and beauty. 

Explore the iconic styles and stories that made up historical movements in design innovation. Browse delightful image catalogues covering innovation in glassware, posters, typography, furniture, and much more.

Arranged chronologically from 1850 to the present day, this book follows the fascinating evolution of design, with a particular focus on its influence on the look and functionality of daily-use objects, including telephones, cameras, toys, and clothes. Chapters dedicated to Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, and Postmodern aesthetics help you investigate cultural shifts and identify artistic revolutions.

This volume also includes profiles of iconic designers worldwide, including Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry, and Philippe Starck.

Packed with fabulous images of objects, technology, prints, buildings, and interiors, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design – and the perfect gift for design lovers of any age.

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