Author(s): Charlotte Fiell
From the visually seductive E-Type Jaguar to Giles Gilbert Scott's iconic red telephone boxes, British design is distinguished by a combination of casual elegance with practical functionality, with often a touch of British eccentricity thrown in for good measure. "Masterpieces of British Design" surveys in detail one hundred landmark designs spanning a period of 250 years - from Industrial Revolution period Coalbrookdale ironwork, to William Mitchell's Spitfire, right up to the latest designs by today's most celebrated designers, including Ross Lovegrove, Jasper Morrison and Ron Arad. Each featured design is not only beautifully illustrated but also accompanied by authoritative descriptive information and an in-depth explanatory text.
Charlotte and Peter Fiell are leading authorities on twentieth and twenty-first century design and have written and edited over 30 internationally bestselling books on the subject.
Josiah Wedgwood; George & Robert Stephenson; Edwin Budding; A.W.N. Pugin; Ford Madox Brown; William Morris; E.W. Godwin; William De Morgan; Christopher Dresser; Martin Brothers; W. Martin; Thomas Jeckyll; Walter Crane; Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo; William Arthur Benson; William Arthur Benson; Charles Voysey; John Henry Dearle; Charles Ashbee; Archibald Knox; Ernest Gimson; Sidney Barnsley; Leonard Wyburd; John Kemp Starley; Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Ambrose Heal; Edward Johnston; Silver Studio; Giles Gilbert Scott; George Brough; Eric Gill; Betty Joel; Ernest Gimson; George Carwardine; Enid Marx; Gerald Summers; Henry Beck; Denby; Keith Murray; Wells Coates; Bush; Ivan Chermayoff; Tom Eckersley; Benjamin Bowden; Eric Lyons; Hilary Fisher Page; Milner Gray; Misha Black; Design Research Unit; Eric Ravilious; Reginald Mitchell; Geoffrey de Havilland; Ashley Havinden; Gordon Russell; Ernest Race; Abram Games; Clive Latimer; Edward Young; Eric Lyons; Neil Morris; James Leonard; Robin Day; Lucienne Day; Andrew Milne; Jack Howe; Frank Guille; David Bache; Douglas Scott; Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert; Sylvia and John Reid; Geoffrey Baxter; Lucie Rie; Hans Coper; F H K Henrion; Alec Issigonis; Robert Welch; Bernard Holdaway; David Mellor; Stanley Morison; Kenneth Grange; Martyn Rowlands; Lucian Ercolani; Robert Heritage; Alex Moulton; Terence Conran; Peter Nelson; Malcolm Sayer; Colin Chapman; Christopher Cockerell; Clive Sinclair; Geoffrey Harcourt; Alan Fletcher; Maurice Burke; Peter Murdoch; Rodney Kinsman; Patrick Rylands; Alison and Peter Smithson; Alan Tye; Collier Cambell; David Carter; Jamie Reid; Fred Scott; Peter Saville; Matthew Hilton; James Dyson; Seymour Powell; Tom Dixon; Sam Hecht; Daniel Weil; Ron Arad; Terence Woodgate; Michael Young; Barber Osgerby; Thomas Heatherwick; James Dyson; Ross Lovegrove.