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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN: REFLECTION OF A CENTURY. Ed. by Jocelyn de Noblet. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 1993. Organized by Agence pour la Promotion de la Creation Industrielle et al. Published by Flammarion, Paris. English edition distributed in the U.S.A. by Abbeville Press, Inc., New York. 432 pp. with 728 ills. (458 col.). 29 x 27 cm. ISBN 2080135392 In English.
Providing a significant international study of the history of modern design and of current trends in the field, this substantial catalogue documents hundreds of objects produced from the dawn of the Industrial Age to the 1990s, ranging from furniture, domestic appliances and toys to firearms, trains and cameras. Illustrated chronologies of important inventions and substantial individual commentaries on some 70 influential products and designers accompany 30 essays that discuss contemporary themes in design and the implications of recent technological advances while also examining numerous historical topics such as the impact of the Arts and Crafts movement on early 20th-century design, the rise of the streamlined style in the 1930s, and the contributions of the Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Ulm to developments in design during the 1950s and 60s. Paperbound reprint (ISBN 2-08010-590-6) available Fall 2001 at $50.00.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods, Post-1945 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 01,05,07,08,09,10,15,30
Worldwide Number: 024143
Hardcover $65.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) Temporarily Out of Stock. Library Orders Accepted, but Availability and Price Cannot be Guaranteed.

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