"Although it is full of illustrations, I would have liked even more. After all, the book is supposed to cover the entire scope of the modern era. Also, as I read along, I found myself looking for more summaries. For example, illustrated timelines juxtaposing the different movements and designers vis-a-vis other art and political milestones would have made the book more appealing to a wider audience.[read more]
In the final analysis, the book serves my noble design cause with an entertaining, albeit narrow approach. Although the reader may be left asking for more, many pertinent facts are there. At the very least, it may whet your appetite to gain a better understanding of any aspect of design.Sparke, Penny is the author of 'Century of Design Design Pioneers of the 20th Century', published 1998 under ISBN 9780764151224 and ISBN 0764151223.