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20th Century Design: The Definitive Illustrated Sourcebookby Judith Miller
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20th Century Design is the perfect handbook for the new and established collector, now available in a smaller format. It explains who the key designers of the century were and features over one thousand design icons: furniture, glass, ceramics, metalware, textiles and more, with wonderful photography, hints and tips, and price ranges.
Modern design is beautiful, functional, idiosyncratic, and still relatively affordable. Designs that were once thought of as too avant-garde for functional use, are now appreciated for the bold thinking and originality that went into making them. However, many of these objects are just being discovered by collectors, and their craftsmanship and importance is only now being measured. This book, now available in a portable gift size, tells you everything you need to know about the most important pieces of design.With in-depth analysis and a comprehensive selection of images, you can be confident in choosing the very best pieces from a period of intense innovation.
Is Le Corbusier the new Chippendale? Is Charles Eames the new Duncan Phyffe? Get the inside track on which designs are the true classics.
About the Author
Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques and design through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979 Judith co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, all of which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.
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