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The Design Encyclopedia.

Byars, Mel.

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ISBN 10: 1856690474 / ISBN 13: 9781856690478
Published by Laurence King, London, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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612pp, 118bw ills. Or blue cloth in jacket. As new. With nearly 4000 entries this is the most comprehensive design reference guide to date. Features designers from Europe, USA, Australia, Japan-both legendary names and lesser known figures. Each designer entry incorporates dates, biography, details of design education, major works, exhibitions, awards and bibliography. Other entries document firms, materials, groups and movements. Four illustrated sections and lists of international and specialized exhibitions. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 003266

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Title: The Design Encyclopedia.

Publisher: Laurence King, London

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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With nearly 4000 entries, this book features designers from Europe, the United States and Japan. Each designer entry incorporates dates, a biography, details of design education, major works, exhibitions and awards and a bibliography. Other entries discuss firms, materials, groups and movements - from Acerbis to Zuber, Bakelite to wicker, the Aesthetic movement to the Vienna Secession. The book is complete with four illustrated sections and lists of international exhibitions. The author is a specialist on 20th-century decorative arts and is the author of the forthcoming book "The Chairs of Frank Lloyd Wright" and co-editor of "50 American Designers".


...the invaluable reference resource for any design library. -- Interior Design September 2004

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