Design: The Whole Story
Ever since the Industrial Revolution, product designers have sought solutions to a fundamental tension in design: between stylistic expressiveness and reductionism, and between function and form. Design: The Whole Story is a fascinating visual guide to the sophisticated attempts of manufacturers to woo us with high functionality, impressive good looks - and that indefinable feeling of the future. Places design styles in the context of cultural and social developments, with illustrated timelines highlighting key influences and events. Showcases the designers who best represent their eras, within-depth analysis of why their works standout from the crowd.