Syd Mead carried the torch of defining American Industrial / Engineering Design passed down to him from such greats as Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes, and his style is now a standard approach in many designers tool kits. Sentury is a collection of many of his relatively recent works; they are all of high quality and most are visually interesting, as can be expected. While he sets a high standard in all of his works, the specific examples in Sentury were not quite as impressive as those in Oblagon, and if you had to buy only one Syd Mead book I would recommend that one first. But this is not to disparage Sentury, which can provide hours of visual stimulation and fantasizing about how possible futures could look. Some of the most interesting pieces from this book include his VIP aircraft interiors, yacht designs, and a fantasy of urban planning for Kobe Harbor in Japan. The bulk of the work is sci-fi entertainment oriented, most of it for projects that never came to fruition. Also included are some museum and exhibition pieces and some of his own drawings for non-contract work.
An interesting and beautiful addition for any designer's library.