The Look of the Century

The Look of the Century

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Baker & Taylor
A celebration of the artistic skill and vision of the world's most innovative and original designers offers stunning artwork and authoritative text to demonstrate the influence that design has on our daily lives and encourages readers to view familiar objects from a new perspective. 35,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In a new and exciting approach to design, objects from toothbrushes to trains, from jewelry to jukeboxes, from clocks to clothing to calculators to coffee tables, are examined in detail. Each spread focuses on a specific item and shows the chronological development of that object from inspiration to contemporary innovations. Information-packed captions and annotation give details on the dimensions, variations, and production years of each design.
An in-depth introduction takes an international look at the designs that surround us and examines the major movements of the 20th century, including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modernism, and postmodernism.
An A to Z biographical directory features profiles on the key designers of the century. This directory, along with a comprehensive glossary, gives readers the background knowledge they need to discover contemporary design.
The Look of the Century captures our times like no other design book.

Baker
& Taylor

A celebration of the artistic skill and vision of the world's most innovative designers demonstrates the influence that design has on our daily lives and encourages readers to view familiar objects from a new perspective

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 1996
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780789409508
078940950X
Characteristics: 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Cooper-Hewitt Museum

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