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The Resource The design encyclopedia, Mel Byars ; foreword by Terence Riley

The design encyclopedia, Mel Byars ; foreword by Terence Riley

Label
The design encyclopedia
Title
The design encyclopedia
Statement of responsibility
Mel Byars ; foreword by Terence Riley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Design Encyclopedia is a compendium of the world of modern design over the last century and a half. Compiled from a number of primary and secondary sources by the American author and design historian Mel Byers, in consultation with an international team of design experts, this illustrated design reference guide provides the essential framework for a field that continues to generate intense interest worldwide." "In this volume are all the essential facts pertaining to modern design: furniture and product design, graphic design, objects designed by architects, and the various styles and schools of design of the late nineteenth, twentieth, and early twenty-first centuries. With 832 pages and more than 700 full-color illustrations presenting the last 130 years in the history of the design of furniture, lighting, fabrics, ceramics, glassware, metalware, objects in a range of other materials, and mechanical, electrical, and electronic appliances, as well as automobiles and some inventions, this essential reference supplants Mr. Byers's earlier overview of the history of design, published in 1994. It is, however, not merely larger than its predecessor but more comprehensive, easier to navigate, and keenly focused." "Here design is considered in terms of its concrete application to functional objects, relating it to craft, decorative arts, and industrial design but distinguishing it from fine art and theory. There are separate entries for designers and craftspeople, design studios, consortiums and partnerships, noteworthy manufacturers, significant historical periods and styles, and materials. The various discrete entries are organized alphabetically, and are cross-referenced where applicable. Most of the full-color illustrations are drawn from the world-renowned design collection of The Museum of Modern Art; the remainder are drawn from the Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen in Munich and Hamburg. This invaluable publication is the one essential guide for the design professional, the student, and the interested observer of design in our time."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byars, Mel
Dewey number
745.2/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK1370
LC item number
.B93 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Design
  • Design
  • Decorative arts
  • Decorative arts
  • Design
  • Design
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Arts décoratifs
Label
The design encyclopedia, Mel Byars ; foreword by Terence Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
56519683
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
New ed..
Extent
832 pages
Isbn
9780870700125
Lccn
2004304827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The design encyclopedia, Mel Byars ; foreword by Terence Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
56519683
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
New ed..
Extent
832 pages
Isbn
9780870700125
Lccn
2004304827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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