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This text provides a designer-by-designer review of the 20th-century, placed within a historical context that reveals the connections between designers and the major design movements from around the world. Eighty designers are discussed, with features on their major works and sources of inspiration. There are also discussions of some of the most important technical innovations of the century, such as the development of tubular steel and plastic. Special features focus on key events in international design, including the 1925 Paris Exhibition and the Milan Triennales of the 1950s, and a directory of manufacturers is provided.
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Professor Penny Sparke is Course Director of the joint Victoria and Albert/Royal college of Art History of Design course at the Royal College of Art, London. She has published and lectured extensively in the U.K. on art and modern design.Review:
"...a design-by-designer review within a historical context, revealing the connections between designers and major design movements..." -- Palo Alto Daily News
"A Century of Design by Penny Sparke covers everything from telephones to textiles, cutlery to computers." -- Publisher's Weekly
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Book Description Mitchell Beazley, 1998. Condition: New. Profusely illustrated (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1840000007