Miller's 20th Century Design (compact format)
The definitive illustrated sourcebook
By Judith Miller
The designs of the 20th century are now 'in'. Sales internationally are growing massively and record prices are commonplace. The market needs a visual guide with plenty of information - to put the design maestros in context and show the broad range available to collectors.This guide is the perfect introduction to this new collecting field, the book explains the difference between the movements, what influenced them and who the major designers were. If you look in interiors and homes magazines, less is more. This will be the main focus of design for the foreseeable future and is not just a short term trend. Is Le Corbusier the new Chippendale? Is Charles Eames the new Duncan Phyffe? Get the inside track on which designs are the true Classics.
Modern design is beautiful, functional, idiosyncratic, and still relatively affordable. Designs that were once thought of as too avant-garde for functional use, are now appreciated for the bold thinking and originality that went into making them. However, many of these objects are just being discovered by collectors, and their craftsmanship and importance is only now being measured. The first book in a new series of specialist guides which will tell you everything you need to know about a subject. With in-depth analysis and a comprehensive selection of images they will tell you all you ever need to know on a selected topic.
Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques and design through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. Her expertise includes historic interiors. In 1979 Judith co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.
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05 Oct 2009
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Octopus Publishing is the leading publisher in the antiques books market accounting for 41% of purchases in the 52 weeks ending 27th May 2007.
Source: BML's Books and the Consumer survey 2007 Issue 17: Art, Antiques & Photography books.