1993 · London/Berlin/New York, NY
by Durant, Stuart
London/Berlin/New York, NY: Academy Editions/ Ernst & Sohn/St. Martin's Press, 1993. Hardcover. VG/VG (light foxing to upper block edges). Black boards with gilt lettering on spine, glossy illustrated dust jacket, 144 pp. Color and BW illustrations. "Christopher Dresser was the first modern designer as well as a botanist, theorist and traveller. Dresser knew that mass production called for a new approach to design. Increasing wealth brought with it insatiable demands for novelty and variety. Dresser was able to meet these without transgressing the conventions of good taste. His best work is timeless - and not merely within the confines of the machine age. Dresser ran a large design office for over 40 years and kept pace with changes in taste". -Website Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-141) and index.
(Inventory #: 174558)