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Miller's 20th Century Design: The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebook

Miller's 20th Century Design: The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebook

Author: Judith Miller
$29.95 (AUD)  inc GST
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20th Century Design is the perfect handbook for the new and established collector, now available in a smaller format. It explains who the key designers of the century were and features over one thousand design icons: furniture, glass, ceramics, metalware, textiles and more, with wonderful photography, hints and tips, and price ranges.

Modern design is beautiful, functional, idiosyncratic, and still relatively affordable. Designs that were once thought of as too avant-garde for functional use, are now appreciated for the bold thinking and originality that went into making them. However, many of these objects are just being discovered by collectors, and their craftsmanship and importance is only now being measured. This book, now available in a portable gift size, tells you everything you need to know about the most important pieces of design.With in-depth analysis and a comprehensive selection of images, you can be confident in choosing the very best pieces from a period of intense innovation.

Is Le Corbusier the new Chippendale? Is Charles Eames the new Duncan Phyffe? Get the inside track on which designs are the true classics.
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This new gift edition is great value at GBP15. International sales of twentieth-century design pieces have grown massively in past years and record prices are common place. The perfect introduction to this new collecting field, the book explains the difference between each movement, what influenced them and who the major designers were. Miller's 20th century Design puts the design maestros in context and shows the broad range available to collectors.

Table of contents

Introduction: The Birth of Modernism William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement; Christopher Dresser; Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Weiner Werkstatte; Darmstadt Artist's Colony; Deutscher Werkbund; Prairie and Mission Schools, Frank Lloyd Wright. The Bauhaus The history of the Bauhaus and the work of its tutors and students. Art Deco What influenced the style and how it developed. Furniture. Ceramics. Glass. Metalware. Sculpture. Textiles. New materials. Mid Century Modern What influenced the style and how it developed. Furniture. Ceramics. Glass. Metalware. Sculpture. Textiles. New materials. Pop What influenced the style and how it developed. Furniture. Ceramics. Glass. Metalware. Sculpture. Textiles. New materials. Postmodernism What influenced the style and how it developed. Furniture. Ceramics. Glass. Metalware. Sculpture. Textiles. New materials. Contemporary What influenced the style and how it developed. Furniture. Ceramics. Glass. Metalware. Sculpture. Textiles. New materials.

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General Fields

  • : 9781845337230
  • : Little Hills Press
  • : Little Hills Press
  • : September 2012
  • : 246mm X 210mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Judith Miller
  • : 1500 colour photographs
  • : Hardback
  • : Gift ed
  • : 304