The Genius of Design Hardcover – Illustrated, 5 Mar 2010
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"Chronologically ordered into five chapters, The Genius of Design...ceelbartes not only 'design heroes' of the last 200 years but also the democratic forces of machine production and mass consumption. An insightful and provaocative read, this book is perfect for anyone with an interest in design." --Concept For Living magazine, February 2010
"Traces the history of modern design and the role of political, cultural and economic forces shaping it." --The Bookseller, 8th January 2010
"Penny Sparke explores design classics that have shaped our world , from snuff boxes and inflatable chairs to the creation of tupperware and the rise of the Scandinavian aesthetic." --Psychologies, January 2010
"Based onm the BBC Televison series. Provides an accessible overview of good design, which can be embraced to improve our own environment."
--Self Build & Design, December 2010
About the Author
Penny Sparke, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Kingston University, has taught the History of Design over the last thirty years at Brighton Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. She has also lectured, curated exhibitions, broadcast and published books including An Introduction to Design and Culture in the Twentieth Century, Design in Context, As Long As It's Pink: The Sexual Politics of Taste and, most recently, The Modern Interior. Professor Sparke has represented the History of Design on the Arts and Humanities Research Council; she is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of the Society of Arts. Author Location: London
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The cover alone is a design classic and you won't be disappointed once you flick through its interior.
A joy for designers and those who simply admire design of all ages.
A beautiful and thought provoking addition to any coffee table.
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Fantastic, and with that cover a design classic in and of itself.Published 10 months ago by Jonnyjonjonjon
bought this book as I needed it for an essay, very easy to understand, simple language and lots of interesting content and photosPublished 14 months ago by Calamity