A Dictionary of Modern Design

A Dictionary of Modern Design

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From Jacobsen to Tupperware, this fascinating new dictionary of Modern Design covers the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Over 2,000 entries on names and movements from the past 150 years of design include ceramics, furniture, graphics, industrial design, interiors, and fashion, as well as biographical entries on designers, manufacturers, etc, and major museums and heritage sites. The dictionary, international in focus, also covers major movements, key concepts, design terminology, and important design institutions. Written in a clear, accessible style, and with more comprehensive coverage than any of the other design dictionaries available, the Dictionary of Modern Design is an essential addition to every designer's and artist's studio shelf. It also features funky illustrations at every letter's opening page, with zeitgeist design concepts from Action Man and Barbie to Ferrari and Electrolux.
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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 42mm | 1,202.03g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous halftones
  • 0192800973
  • 9780192800978
  • 1,790,480

About Jonathan M. Woodham

Jonathan Woodham is Professor of the History of Design and Director of the Design History Research Centre at the University of Brighton. He also serves on the editorial boards of Design Issues, MIT, and the Journal of Design History (OUP). He is the author of The Industrial Designer and the Public (1983), Twentieth Century Ornament (1990), and the hugely successful Twentieth Century Design (OUP, 1997).
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There is much here that is new and informative. Alan Powers, THES
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