Miller's 20th-century Design Buyer's Guide by Paul Rennie
Modern design is at the cutting edge of the collecting field, growing in popularity around the world as collectors and museums recognize the importance of key designers of the 20th century. This guide contains examples from the major styles and movements, such as Art Deco, Modernism, Mid-Century design and Postmodernism, including major players from Europe and the USA. All the main collecting areas - furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles and graphic arts - are covered, and the book should be of interest to professionals and collectors alike. The guide concentrates on popular yet traditional antiques subjects and shows thousands of examples of different items with descriptions and prices. This allows the collector to see subtle price differences due to location, condition or provenance. Special features provide additional historical and collecting information on specific subjects. There are also special sections on individual countries, designers and manufacturers, plus information on what to look for when buying 20th-century items. The consultant for the book, Paul Rennie, is an expert in 20th-century art and design.