The Design Encyclopedia

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Mel Byars
Laurence King Publishing, 01/01/2004 - 832 sider
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The Museum of Modern Art Design Encyclopediais the most comprehensive design reference guide to date. Compiled over the last 15 years by Mel Byars, in consultation with an international team of design experts, The Encyclopediasets out to provide the factual framework of a discipline whose own historical accounting of itself is still relatively young. (By way of contrast, art history has existed as a scholarly discipline for over two centuries, and has produced a fairly comprehensive record of itself in that time period.) Only once before has a similarly comprehensive overview of the history of design been attempted--in 1994, also by Mel Byars. The Encyclopediais about design, of course, but these days "design" seems to encompass almost everything, from magazine layouts and sweatshirts to animatronic flower gardens and heart pumps, not to mention the more abstract "information design." Here, however, design is considered only in its concrete application to functional objects, thus crossing with craft, decorative arts, and industrial design, but distinguishing itself from fine art and theory. The result is 832 pages covering 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. There are separate entries for designers and craftspeople, design studios, consortiums and partnerships, noteworthy manufacturers, significant historical periods and styles, and materials. Entries, 3,600 in all, are self-contained and organized alphabetically, and include cross-references. Information is an amalgamation of data gathered from a vast number of primary and secondary sources. With over 700 full-color illustrations, most of which are drawn from the MoMA collection, the remainder from Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen in Munich and Hamburg or directly from designers or manufacturers, this publication is an invaluable, definitive compendium of the world of design over the last century and a half.

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This is a great reference book that is set up in a glossary/dictionary type fashion. Designer’s names are listed alphabetically with descriptions of their work and importance. It is great for those with artsy name-dropping friends. Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Mel Byars has taught at the Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. He is the author of numerous books on design, notably "The Design Encyclopedia" and the "Pro-Design" series of books including "50 Chairs, 50 Tables, 50 Products." He has contributed to "Graphis," "I.D.," "Interiors," "Metropolitan Home," and "Echoes" and is the editorial director of the Web site www.designzine.com

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