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The A-Z of Modern Design by Bernd Polster
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The A-Z of Modern Design

by Bernd Polster

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I hate twee little product-design queens who think the word “design” refers to lamps, chairs, tables, rugs, but was I ever shocked at how much I learned from this mammoth book. As the book says, the eternal design question of the chair comes up over and over again, as does the table, the “service,” and the task lamp. Less twee than I anticipated ( )
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"This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It includes more than 300 entries on influential designers and studios and the most important design-led manufacturers worldwide, both past and present, from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Loewy and Philippe Starck to Apple, Ikea and BMW. The products featured range from classic cars, furniture and ceramics to the latest MP3 players. Each entry includes an informative profile, a biography or company history, and a product chronology, and is accompanied by colour photographs."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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