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WORLD HISTORY OF DESIGN. Victor Margolin. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015. Two volumes. Vol. 1 (Prehistoric Times to World War I): 642 pp. with 381 ills. (72 col.). ISBN 978-1-4725-6650-8. Vol. 2 (World War I to World War II): 1000 pp. with 493 ills. (89 col.). ISBN 978-1-4725-6651-5. 26 x 20 cm. The set: ISBN 9781472569288 In English.
Publisher's description: Authored by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin, World History of Design is an indispensable new multi-volume work, providing a comprehensive and detailed historical account of design from prehistory to the end of the 20th century. The first two volumes contain almost 800,000 words and 1,000 images, featuring all world regions across all periods up to the end of World War II, including substantial new material on design in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The third and last volume, covering the period from World War II to the present, will be released later in 2016.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), International (Western Style), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — Several Periods — Several Media — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 73,56
Worldwide Number: 160059
Hardcover $695.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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