is extremely thoroughly researched (Art Review, April 1997
for a good general introduction to the subject you could not go very far wrong with Jonathan Woodham's excellent Twentieth Century Design
... Yet another example of the impressive new Oxford History of Art series. (The Bookseller
Fully and often surprisingly illustrated, carefully annotated and captioned, each combines a historical overview with a nicely opinionated individual approach. (Independent on Sunday
Woodham gives a deftly organised, extremely cool-headed account of the ideological spoon-fights behind the product ranges of modern capitalism: his range of reference and eye for detail are superb. (The Guardian
a superb piece of publishing (Rupert Christiansen, Spectator
...a valuable contribution to the field of design studies, and it deserves careful attention. Woodham is one of many intelligent writers in the new wave of British design history. His book...is likely to become a benchmark for measuring the aspirations and accomplishments of the movement. His book is a reasonable and valuable exploration of design history that is not easily falsified. - Richard Buchanan. Journal of Design History. Vol 11 1998.
About the Author
Jonathan M. Woodham
is Director of the Design History Research Centre, University of Brighton, and Review Editor of Journal of Design History. His publications Twentieth-Century Ornament: Decoration from 1900 to the Present
(Studio Vista, 1990).