This encyclopedia, containing over 2800 colour illustrations, is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Now fully revised and updated, it includes more than 300 entries on influential designers and studios and the most important design-led manufacturers worldwide, both past and present, from Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Loewy and Philippe Starck to Apple, Ikea and BMW. Each entry consists of an informative profile, a biography or company history, and a detailed product chronology, while the many products featured range from ceramics, furniture and cars to the latest MP3 players. The result is a truly indispensable guide to the design of the last 100-plus years.
Frederick Leven has contributed to several books on design. He works at the StadtMuseum Bonn.
Claudia Neumann is the author of Design Calendar and Designlexicon Italy.
Bernd Polster is a writer specializing in design and cultural history.
Markus Schuler writes about product design, graphics and fashion.
More than 300 entries, profusely illustrated with over 2800 colour photographs
An A–Z format, extensive cross-referencing and a simple colour-coded system of entries ensure quick access to information
Includes useful biographies of designers, company histories and chronological listings of products
An essential reference for students and all those interested in modern design
2800 colour illustrations