Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) was a pioneer of modern design and arguably Europe's first industrial designer. He enthusiastically promoted machines and mass-production, and his prolific output embraced a wide range of styles and techniques in ceramics, glass, metalwork, furniture, carpets, textiles, wallpapers and interior decoration. He worked for the leading manufacturers of the day, and was an influential writer and theorist, pioneering a scientific attitude to design and stressing the importance of function, simplicity, mechanical skill and the use of readily available materials.
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Widar Halen is the director of design and decorative arts at the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design.Review:
"This is the most thorough study to date on Dresser. The chronological recordings of Dresser's professional activities will prove of lasting worth and the illustrations are simply superb"-Journal of Design History
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Book Description Phaidon Press January 1994, 1994. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. Christopher Dresser (1834 -- 1904) was one of the most advanced English industrial designers of his age. His work in silver, ceramics, glass, furniture and textiles has been a significant influence on contemporary taste in America and Europe, and can be found in major museums such as the Victoria &Albert Museum in London. The simple beauty and imaginative power of his designs have ensured that his work is widely sought by contemporary collectors throughout the world. This book is the first comprehensive history of Dresser's life and long career. Bookseller Inventory # 20101016110268
Book Description Phaidon Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0714829528
Book Description Phaidon Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110714829528
Book Description Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new edition edition. 208 pages. 11.00x8.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0714829528