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World History of Design

2 Volumes

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  • 10.5040/9781350057401
  • 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 explores global design in the first half of the twentieth century, a period in which mass production and mass communication spread to most parts of the world. Topics addressed include the European avant-garde and the Bauhaus; the design histories of Latin America and colonial Asian and African nations, and design during World War II.