The A-z of Modern Design (Bernd Polster)
Merrell Publishers Ltd: This encyclopedia, containing over 2800 colour illustrations, is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Now fully revised and updated, 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. Each entry consists of an informative profile, a biography or company history, and a detailed product chronology, while the many products featured range from ceramics, furniture and cars to the latest MP3 players. The result is a truly indispensable guide to the design of the last 100-plus years.
From the Publisher
350 entries, profusely illustrated with over 2800 colour photographs AZ format, extensive cross-referencing and simple colour-coded system of entries ensure quick access to information Includes useful biographies of designers, company histories and chronological listings of products An essential reference for students and anyone interested in modern design