THE DESIGN ENCYCLOPEDIA
Everyone is interested in design nowadays; figures like Philippe Starck are as venerated and well known as more traditional artists. But where the literature on fine art is vast, with innumerable histories and dictionaries flooding the market, design is still comparatively ill-served. The Design Encyclopedia aims to provide an account of the still largely unknown story of design. The books covers design throughout the world, from Japan to Finland. Manufacturers and key designers from the last 130 years are covered alphabetically, with biographical accounts of careers, listings of major works and exhibitions, and bibliographies for further reading.
|Mel Byars is a design expert. He lectures throughout the world and is the author of numerous bestselling books on design. |
|Mel Byars is the author of numerous books on design notably On/Off: New Electronic Products and the highly successful series of six volumes which included 50 Chairs 50 Lights and 50 Products. He has taught design history at the Pratt Institute in New York and has contributed to periodicals including Blueprint I.D. and Metropolitan Home. |