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New Zealand Home & Building, October-November 1998

A Century of Design — Design Pioneers of the 20th Century — Mitchell Beazley $120

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A Century of Design
Design Pioneers of the 20th Century

Mitchell Beazley $120

The 20th century has been the century of the designer with mass production ensuring that good design is available and affordable to millions. Arne Jacobsen and Eero Saarinen chairs, Philippe Starck lamps, and Michael Graves' Alessi kettles are among the creations that have become icons of 20th century style. A Century of Design explores the most important design movements of the last 100 years through profiles of influential designers. Each profile features a designer's major works, outlines sources of inspiration and explains how his or her work has, in turn, influenced other designers. From Mackintosh to Mariscal, the Wiener Werkstätte to frogdesign, A Century of Design is a comprehensive and well-illustrated reference that will appeal to design students and style enthusiasts alike. Professor Penny Sparke, of the Royal College of Art in London, has written widely on the history of design and her lively style makes this both an authoritative and accessible resource. (Distributed by Reed Consumer Books.)