This series of design directories looks countries with backgrounds in innovative design - namely Italy, Scandinavia, Germany, Japan, USA and Great Britain. Packaged in a handy pocket-sized format, each book is brightly designed and takes a fresh new look at design concepts of each country, encompassing everything from shoe designers to hi-fi systems, from cutlery to cameras, from lights to cars.
With their influential and resounding designs, the British have taught the world the significance of good design and style. From John Galliano to the Mini, the Arts and Crafts Movement to Punk.
Other details include:
- design history, reflecting general cultural trends
- encyclopaedic portrait of design culture
- life and work of designer schools and design companies
- index of up to 100 design companies, design institutions and museums
- designers' biographies.
This is the ultimate and historical resource for the impact that Britain has made in the world of design, from the traditional to the new.