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Designing the 21st Century Hardcover – 28 Oct 2005


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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Taschen 25th anniversary ed edition (28 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822848026
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822848029
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 3.7 x 22.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 610,817 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The editors: Charlotte and Peter Fiell run a design consultancy in London specializing in the sale, acquisition, study and promotion of design artifacts. They have lectured widely, curated a number of exhibitions, and written numerous articles and books on design and designers, including TASCHEN's Decorative Arts series, 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A-Z, Scandinavian Design, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, and 1000 Lights.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Dec. 2005
a truley fantatic book! with great vibrant photographs! a must have book for any design student seeking inspiration!
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Really good, but not quite great 3 May 2006
By Carina - Published on Amazon.com
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Overall, I like this book because you can't beat 300+ pages of full color pictures for 10 bucks. It includes the work or many designers, each designer getting about 4-6 pages. For each designer, there is a picture of the designer, a quote by the designer (in English, German, and French), and several examples of the designer's work. The one thing that really frustrates me is that there are no descriptions of the objects. There is only a title and a year, such as "Handmixer, 1999," but I am often left wondering how an item works or how it evolved in the designer's mind. I guess for that we have to rely on other books, but if all you're looking for is a breif overview of modern design with a lot of nice pictures, this is a good way to go.
easy and accessable information 10 Mar. 2006
By M. Simonian - Published on Amazon.com
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I have never had a book like this before with so much nice images of products and so easily accessable at the same time. A book written in three languages at the same time is a great idea.
Five Stars 4 July 2014
By Marc Meyer, Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Great book, arrived safely packaged well.A+++
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