The Century of Modern Design is a comprehensive and chronological guide to artisanship around the world from 1900 to the present.
It includes a broad spectrum of modern styles, from art deco and streamlining, through mid-century modern, to contemporary minimalism.
This comprehensive work is divided into chapters by decade and each opens with an introduction that provides the historical, technological, and sociological context that shaped the works from each period.
Major designers, including lesser-known but highly influential figures, are presented alongside their signature creations, which retain a prominent place in the design world.
The volume contains iconic furniture, ceramics, textiles, graphic art, jewelry, and objects of daily life-as well as unique masterpieces-from the 1930s to the present.
The text chronicles how this widely admired collection developed with a focused mission, guided by the discerning advice of an international roster of authorities in the field.