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Contemporary Design: Design Museum by Catherine McDermott
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"Design Museum: Contemporary Design" presents a collection of the most important and influential pieces of design produced in modern times. Featuring the defining work of such pioneers as Frank Lloyd Wright, Rem Koolhaas, Gio Ponti, Eileen Gray, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Saul Bass, Philippe Starck, Neville Brody, Jasper Morrison and many others, the result is a celebration of the artistic diversity of recent decades. With a selection of nearly 400 of the best and most enduring examples of modern design, including the very latest examples from the twenty-first century, "Design Museum: Contemporary Design" is an informative and colourful survey of the entire genre, from advertising and architecture, to fashion and furniture, and transport and type, via communications, interiors, lighting, household items and products. "Design Museum: Design" is an essential reference work for students, designers in all fields and anyone interested in innovative and intelligent design.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Fashion; Architecture; Interiors; Furniture; Lighting; Homeware; Products; Transport; Type; Packaging; Advertising; Communications; Futures; Index.

Author Biography

Professor Catherine McDermott is a lecturer in Design History at Kingston University, Surrey, and has lectured worldwide at the Pratt School of Art in New York, the University of California, the J.Paul Getty Center in Santa Monica, and the Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art in London. She is also a respected curator of design exhibitions. As an author, she has been published widely in the field of contemporary design. She lives in Putney, London.
Release date NZ
October 6th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
illustrations approx. 400 colour & b/w photographs
Carlton Books Ltd
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