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DESIGN: THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL HISTORY. DK Publishing, New York, 2015. Distributed by Penguin Random House LLC, New York. 480 pp. with 1094 ills. (1026 col.). 31 x 26 cm. ISBN 9781465438010 In English.
Publisher's description: Design: The Definitive Visual History lays out the complete evolution of design, from its origins in early cultures to the contemporary design -- physical and digital -- of today. This comprehensive volume covers every major design movement, along with the iconic designers and manufacturers who influenced everyday life through the objects and buildings they created. Arranged chronologically, Design moves decade-by-decade from the 1850s onward to explore the cultural, social, political, economic, and technological forces in the world at large and shows how these factors influenced movements and styles in design. Gorgeous catalogues of objects demonstrate how design in turn has influenced the everyday life, through architecture, fashion, furniture, ceramics, glassware, lighting, fabrics, electronic equipment, and more. With profiles of famous designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Gehry, and Philippe Starck and stunning images of buildings and interiors, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design across the centuries.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 70,54
Worldwide Number: 169194
Hardcover $50.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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