The Design Book

Part of DK Big Ideas

Author DK
Hardcover
$27.99 US
0"W x 0"H x 0"D  
On sale Oct 01, 2024 | 336 Pages | 978-0-7440-9872-3
| Grades 6-12 + AP/IB
Discover the key ideas, innovations, and breakthroughs in the history of design.

The perfect introduction to the subject, this book explores and explains the big ideas and key principles behind more than 90 of the world's most celebrated design concepts and movements, placing each in their historical, cultural, and stylistic context.

The Design Book analyzes the ideas and principles behind history's most pioneering designs, exploring how creativity and innovation shape our lives. Tracing the evolution of design from its roots in early manufacturing to the cutting-edge concepts of the 21st-century, entries profile the individuals and manufacturers behind each groundbreaking development, and explore their influences and inspirations.

Illustrating how and why different styles emerged and became popular, the book provides a fascinating insight into design movements, showing how each one began and describing its philosophy and visual style, from the Aesthetic Movement to Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary.

Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of clear explanation, witty infographics, and inspirational quotes, The Design Book explains what makes a truly great design and reveals the hidden stories behind the designed world.
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

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Discover the key ideas, innovations, and breakthroughs in the history of design.

The perfect introduction to the subject, this book explores and explains the big ideas and key principles behind more than 90 of the world's most celebrated design concepts and movements, placing each in their historical, cultural, and stylistic context.

The Design Book analyzes the ideas and principles behind history's most pioneering designs, exploring how creativity and innovation shape our lives. Tracing the evolution of design from its roots in early manufacturing to the cutting-edge concepts of the 21st-century, entries profile the individuals and manufacturers behind each groundbreaking development, and explore their influences and inspirations.

Illustrating how and why different styles emerged and became popular, the book provides a fascinating insight into design movements, showing how each one began and describing its philosophy and visual style, from the Aesthetic Movement to Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary.

Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of clear explanation, witty infographics, and inspirational quotes, The Design Book explains what makes a truly great design and reveals the hidden stories behind the designed world.

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We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

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