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World History of Design

2 Volumes

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  • 10.5040/9781350057401
  • 9781472569288
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The World History of Design is the definitive historical account of global design by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin.

This is the first volume of the World History of Design, the definitive historical account of global design by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin.

The first volume explores the earliest cave art and human tools, including the key examples of the visual and material culture that were produced in all parts of the world from the first stages of human civilization, the Industrial Revolution and its aftermath, and finally World War I.

This is the second volume of the World History of Design, the definitive historical account of global design by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin.

The second volume covers the period between World War I and II, when mass production and mass communication spread to most parts of the world. There are also focused accounts of design in particular places and in particular periods during this period, among these topics are the relations between art and industry in Germany between 1890 and 1914; the avant-gardes in Eastern Europe, 1917-1930; design in the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933; and the consultant designers in the United States, 1929-1939.