The Look of the Century

The Look of the Century : The Definitive Illustrated Guide

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This work celebrates the skill and vision of the world's most successful designers. The book begins with an in-depth introduction that outlines the major design trends of this century and examines the significance of designed objects in our daily lives. The core of the book is divided into chapters such as "Around the Home", "Transport", "Graphics and Advertising" and "Leisure". Each chapter is sub-divided into specific entries that cover every aspect of the man-made world, from armchairs to wallpaper. Entries are displayed chronologically, showing their development through the century, and providing the reader with a detailed analysis of the product. An A-Z biographical directory profiles the most famous designers of the century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 248.92 x 292.1 x 27.94mm | 1,927.76g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1000 colour photographs
  • 0751303380
  • 9780751303384

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What a fabulous book! Billed as a 'visual celebration of a century of change', these pages are packed full of the very best examples of design - from posters to furniture, dolls to china, fashion to toilets, vehicles to photocopiers. Every item is beautifully photographed. Each decade has a section highlighting manufacturing achievements, then there are illuminating pages on developments around the home (remember the Betamax video, the New World cooker, pampas bathroom suites, cabbage patch dolls?) and a fascinating section on product development. The book finishes with an A-Z of designers. Visual proof that 'change has been this century's only constant'. (Kirkus UK)show more

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