Fifty Bags That Changed the World

Author(s): Design Museum

Fashion/Costume

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 Chanel clutch 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.

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Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of books affiliated with the Design Museum have surpassed 15,000 copies. (TCM, Nielsen Bookscan)

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 graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture. It demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Design is a hugely fertile field of inventive new work, as well as a key component underpinning the modern economy. It provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, and, potentially, for making it a better place.

Introduction The Bags Acknowledgements

General Fields

  • : 9781840915709
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Conran Octopus Ltd
  • : January 2011
  • : 210mm X 149mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 391.44
  • : 112
  • : 90 colour photographs
  • : Design Museum