Twenty-first Century Design: new design icons, from mass market to avant-garde

Author(s): Marcus Fairs


"Twenty-first Century Design" is the a fascinating survey of the contemporary design landscape, guiding the reader through the intoxicating array of contemporary movements, styles and trends, and identifying today's leading designers, as well as future design classics. This pioneering publication places the contemporary scene in a historic framework and explores cultural and economic forces shaping design now and in the years to come. Accessible and engaging, it charts the incredible explosion of design worldwide and discusses cross-fertilization between design movements in what is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting industries in the world.

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Marcus Fairs is editor of the leading architecture and design magazine, icon. He has won numerous awards including Architectural Journalist of the Year (2004) and regularly appears on radio and TV, recently writing and presenting a documentary on Phillippe Starck for the BBC. He lives in London, England.

Introduction; * Architecture; * Interiors; * Furniture; * Lighting; * Homeware; * Fashion; * Product; * Graphics; * Urban and Landscape; * New Directions; * Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781844422692
  • : Carlton Books, Limited
  • : Carlton Books, Limited
  • : October 2006
  • : 237mm X 185mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marcus Fairs
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 464
  • : 250 colour illustrations