As featured by Toni Whitmont in the October Booktopia Buzz.
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 Shoes That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 shoe designs that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the 1863 Frye boot to Zaha Hadid's 2009 Lacoste shoe, 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.
Author Biography: 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.
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st November 2009
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 15.6 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39