المحتويات / النص
A note on good design / Terence Conran
-- A note on disegno / Stephen Bayley
-- 1. An industrious love of art : the beginnings of design
-- 2. Lawful prey : mass-consumption
-- 3. A kilogram of stone or a kilogram of gold? : survival and revival of craft values
-- 4. Hygiene of the optical : the romance of the machine
-- 5. The cash value of art : America
-- 6. La Ricostruzione : Italy since the Fifties
-- 7. Ugly, inefficient, depressing chaos : symbolism and consumer psychology
-- 8. All that is solid melts into air : design since the Eighties
-- A-Z entries
-- National characteristics
-- Museums & institutions
Design: The Definitive Directory of Modern Design is a dynamic and comprehensive guide to the subject. Global in scope, this book includes architecture, industrial design, furniture, fashion, cars, clothing, graphics, consumer products, signs and much more -- all complemented by 300 color photographs. There are also up-to-date profiles of the innovators and visionaries past and present whose achievements have forever changed the way we view ourselves and the world.
A series of essays outlines the role of design in modern cultural history and includes Terence Conran's definition of design. The main section of the book is an A-Z directory of the most influential people, products and processes of the past and present centuries and includes biographies of leading designers. The authors also share their personal views on today's newest achievers.
Includes the leading names, movements, materials and processes such as furniture, fashion, cars, graphics, products, signs and symbols that have influenced the world of design.