LE DESIGN BOOK — by PhaidonPHAIDON
Size: 9.41" X 7.24" X 0.98"
Pages: 543 pp
Illustrations: 500 illustrations
A 'design classic' is an industrially manufactured object with timeless aesthetic value. It serves as a standard of its kind and, despite the year in which it was designed, is still up to date. The objects in this book - all of which are still in production today - are presented chronologically: each on a single page with a large image and a concise caption, written by one of over fifty experts in the field of design. These texts provide a historical context, with key information about the development of the design, and an explanation as to why that particular design is important and groundbreaking.