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Design of the 20th Century (Hardcover)

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Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation.

From furniture to graphics, it's all here--the work of artists who have shaped and re-created the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names--Harry Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few.

This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. An A-Z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense.

About the series

Bibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe

About the Author


The author:

Charlotte & Peter Fiell have written numerous TASCHEN books, including "1000 Chairs," "Design of the 20th Century," "Industrial Design A-Z," "Scandinavian Design," "Designing the 21st Century," "Graphic Design for the 21st Century," "1000 Lights" and "Contemporary Graphic Design." They also edited TASCHEN's "Decorative Art "series and the 12-volume "domus 1928-1999."


Product Details
ISBN: 9783836541060
ISBN-10: 3836541068
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: October 24th, 2012
Pages: 768
Language: English