Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 9781840915877
Release Date: 2009-10-05
Genre: Design

Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Dresses That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 dresses that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the 1915 Delphos Pleated dress to Hussein Chalayan's 2007 LED dress, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

Fifty Shoes That Changed the World

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 9781840915891
Release Date: 2009-10-05
Genre: Design

Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Shoes That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 shoe designs that have made a substantial impact in the world of design today. From the 1863 Frye boot to Zaha Hadid's 2008 Melissa shoe, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

Fifty Bags That Changed the World

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 9781840915846
Release Date: 2011-03-07
Genre: Design

Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Bags That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 handbags, cases and backpacks that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From the original 1860 red budget box to a contemporary 2010 Vivienne Westwood bag, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

Fifty Cars That Changed the World

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 9781840915853
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Transportation

Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status to give them a special place in design history.

Fifty Hats that Changed the World

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781840915884
Release Date: 2011-03-07
Genre: Design

Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Hats That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From an early fourteenth century Russian crown to Noel Stewart's 2010 Ribboned Landscape hat, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950 s

Author: Paula Reed
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 1840916036
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Design

One of three fabulous new titles in the successful Design Museum Fifty... series. Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950s showcases fifty iconic outfits from one of fashion's most influential and exciting decades. From the bombshell glamour of Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionnaire to the emergence of teenage style, via the sculptural forms of Christian Dior's New Look and Balenciaga's double A-line, this elegant sourcebook celebrates all the looks that revolutionized fashion. With Paula Reed's lively and informative text and a wealth of fabulous photography, this book will be required reading for design students, collectors of vintage and all those who love fashion.

Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed the World

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781840916904
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Design

In the world of fashion trends come and go, but the work of a small number of designers has survived to stand the test of time. From pioneers such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior to the era-defining figures of Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith, explore the stories and examine the work of the 50 most ingenious and influential designers in fashion history. With stunning photography illustrating the seminal designers selected by the Design Museum in conjunction with Lauren Cochrane, Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian, Fifty Fashion Designers That Changed The World is a collection of the most illustrious, innovative tastemakers the fashion world has ever seen. Contents include: Coco Chanel Yves Saint Laurent Issey Miyake Jean-Paul Gaultier Vivienne Westwood Pierre Cardin Miuccia Prada Karl Lagerfeld Calvin Klein Tom Ford Giorgia Armani Phoebe Philo Christopher Kane ...and many more.

Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the World 1960s

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 9781840916171
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Design

The Design Museum and fashion guru Paula Reed present Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1960s. The most exciting, influential and definitive looks of one of the most significant decades in fashion! The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, enterain and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and carchitecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Building on the international success of the Design Museum Fifty series, including Fifty Shoes that Changed the World, Fifty Bags that Changed the World and Fifty Hats that Changed the World, this beautifully designed book - curated in the series by fashion guru Paula Reed - takes a fresh look at key fashion pieces from the 1960s. Featuring Mary Quant's miniskirts, Andre Courrèges' Moon Girls, denim-clad hippies and Celia Birtwell's Romantic Peasants, this book captures and explains every influential look of the decade. For anyone looking to buy vintage pieces to add to their wardrobes of contemporary items, this authoritative and inspiring book will prove to be an invaluable source of reference.

Fifty Chairs That Changed the World

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 9781840915860
Release Date: 2009-10-05
Genre: Design

Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Chairs That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 chairs that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From Thonet's 1870 Side Chair to Konstantin Grcic's Chair_One, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

Fifty Watches That Changed the World

Author: Alex Newson
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 1840916796
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Design

The watch has long been a favorite of the design world - both as an indication of the wearer's style and as a test of the designer's ethos and aesthetic. From the early efforts of Le Corbusier and Louis-Francois Cartier to the advent of the digital era and the arrival of the smartwatch, the Design Museum examines the 50 most important and eye-catching examples of all time.

Decades

Author: Cameron Silver
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596916630
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Design

Presents a decade-by-decade guide to the most influential looks of the past century, matching red-carpet gowns to famous celebrities while providing original designer sketches, photos of rare couture, and interviews with a range of authorities.

Fifty Sneakers That Changed the World

Author: Alex Newson
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 1840916788
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Design

Over the course of its history the sneaker has undergone a complete transformation, taking it from functional sportswear to high fashion. The Design Museum's Alex Newson traces this evolution through the 50 most influential examples, from the classic Converse All Star up to the very latest blends of technological innovation and fashion-conscious style.

The Hundred Dresses

Author: Erin McKean
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781608199792
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: Design

The dress is the last bit of femininity in our closets; it's the only item of clothing which (most) men and women don't share. Wearing a dress is a powerful way for women to express themselves--and every style conveys a different message. Inspired by the Eleanor Estes' children's classic The Hundred Dresses, Erin McKean's classic-to-be by the same title, with chic illustrations by Donna Mehalko, is a definitive look at the dresses, vintage and modern, that make an inarguable statement about the woman who wears them. Each evocatively illustrated entry identifies one of a hundred different dresses accompanied by a witty and informative look at the history of that particular style, famous wearers (if applicable), and what message, subtle or overt, is conveyed by the dress. Notes on where such a style could be observed and accessories of the wearer are also included. Featured are The Wench; The Sari; The Vreeland; The Wrap; The Austen; The Beckham; The Siren (any style, as long as it's red); The Chanel Ingenue; The Caftan; The Guinivere; The Jackie; The Slip Dress; The Biohazard (any dress dangerous to bystanders or the wearer: think Lady Gaga); and scores more. The book also includes a suggested reading list of fashion books, dresses from literature, and an index. Part style commentary, part fashion blueprint, part clever field guide, The Hundred Dresses will ensure that no woman (or man) ever underestimates the power of the dress.

Design Museum Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed the World

Author: The Design Museum
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 184091680X
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Design

One of two new titles in the Design Museum Fifty series published in conjunction with London's prestigious Design Museum. The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era. Here Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, explores 50 of the most significant and striking buildings in the world, from the modernist aesthetic of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to the eye-catching flair of Beijing's CCTV Headquarters. Contents include: Villa Savoye, Poissy Rockefeller Center, New York Eames House, Los Angeles Montreal Biosphere, Montreal Pompidou Centre, Paris Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Beijing Olympic Stadium, Beijing Selfridges, Birmingham ...and many more. Deyan Sudjic (Author) Deyan Sudjic is a writer, broadcaster and director of the Design Museum. Before his post at the Design Museum, he was the design and architecture critic for The Observer, the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University and co-chair of the Urban Age Advisory Board. He is a leading figure in the field of architectural theory. The Design Museum (Author) The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and architecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the center of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance.

How To Design a Typeface

Author: Design Museum
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 184091548X
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Design

How to Design a Typeface tells you everything you need to know and looks at the principles and processes of designing type, from its historical roots and interaction with materials and techniques to developing digitized type for modern use. In a working case study Jonathan Barnbrook, on of the world's foremost typographers, traces the design and development of his typeface Priori from start to finish and reveals what it takes to create a successful design.