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The Design Book

Part of DK Big Ideas

Author DK
Hardcover
$27.99 US
0"W x 0"H x 0"D   | 20 oz | 8 per carton
On sale Oct 01, 2024 | 336 Pages | 9780744098723
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Discover the key ideas, innovations, and breakthroughs in the history of design.

This book is the perfect introduction to the subject. It explores and explains the big ideas and key principles behind more than 90 celebrated design concepts and movements, placing each in its historical, cultural, and stylistic context.

The Design Book analyses the ideas and principles behind the design of pioneering products,
information systems and environments, exploring how creativity and innovation shape our lives.

In this book, you will find:
  • The evolution of design from ancient times, through early manufacturing to the cutting-edge concepts of the 21st-century
  • Profiles of the individuals and manufacturers behind each ground-breaking development and
  • Fascinating insight into design movements, showing how each one began and describing its philosophy and visual style, from the aesthetic movement to mid-century modern and contemporary parametricism.

Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of clear explanation, witty infographics, and inspirational quotes, The Design Book explains what makes a truly great design. It reveals the hidden stories behind the designed world.
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

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Discover the key ideas, innovations, and breakthroughs in the history of design.

This book is the perfect introduction to the subject. It explores and explains the big ideas and key principles behind more than 90 celebrated design concepts and movements, placing each in its historical, cultural, and stylistic context.

The Design Book analyses the ideas and principles behind the design of pioneering products,
information systems and environments, exploring how creativity and innovation shape our lives.

In this book, you will find:
  • The evolution of design from ancient times, through early manufacturing to the cutting-edge concepts of the 21st-century
  • Profiles of the individuals and manufacturers behind each ground-breaking development and
  • Fascinating insight into design movements, showing how each one began and describing its philosophy and visual style, from the aesthetic movement to mid-century modern and contemporary parametricism.

Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of clear explanation, witty infographics, and inspirational quotes, The Design Book explains what makes a truly great design. It reveals the hidden stories behind the designed world.

Author

We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK