A comprehensive overview of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design is offered by this definitive study.
Many categories of design are covered including furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design.
A great many major and influential creators of the mid-century period are highlighted, including icons such as Saul Bass, Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Marimekko, Isamu Noguchi, Dieter Rams, Lucie Rie and Paolo Venini, as well as architects Alvar Aalto, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra and Oscar Niemeyer.
Also included is an illustrated dictionary that features hundreds more key mid-century designers and manufacturers as well as important organizations, schools and movements. There are thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations.