• Design of the 20th Century
  • Design des 20. Jahrhunderts
  • Design des 20. Jahrhunderts
  • Design des 20. Jahrhunderts
  • Design des 20. Jahrhunderts
  • Design des 20. Jahrhunderts
  • Design des 20. Jahrhunderts
  • Design des 20. Jahrhunderts

Design of the 20th Century

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Hardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 1.15 kg, 768 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-4106-0
Edition: English

ISBN 978-3-8365-4107-7
Edition: German


Century of forms

Design from Art Nouveau to Minimalism... and everything in between

Arriving more or less safely in the 21st century, we finally see clearly: The 20th century was firmly in the hands of the designers. Aesthetics took possession of everyday life and transformed our homes and offices into galleries of ever-changing style fads, in which progress showed its frivolous side.

TASCHEN brings together the entire design spectrum here – from furniture to graphic design, from the organic to the geometric, from art deco to pop to high-tech. All the designers who put the finishing touches on civilization and helped create our modern world are represented – from Marcel Breuer to Dieter Rams, from Gerrit Rietveld to Arne Jacobsen and Harry Bertoia to Philippe Starck, to name just a few.

This AZ of designers and styles conveys a comprehensive cross-section of the creativity of the 20th century in a way that is as competent as it is opulent.

The author

Charlotte & Peter Fiell are renowned design authors who have written over 60 books on the subject. Her various specialties include transportation design in all its many forms. You have given numerous lectures, guest courses, curated exhibitions and advised production companies, museums, sale rooms and private collectors worldwide. The couple have authored numerous titles for TASCHEN, including 1000 Chairs, 20th Century Design, Industrial Design AZ, 1000 Lights and Scandinavian Design. They have also edited the TASCHEN Decorative Art series, the twelve-volume domus 1928–1999, and most recently the two-volume Ultimate Collector Cars.

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