British Design

@millie02 (6905)
United Kingdom
February 4, 2018 5:07am CST
The proper title of this book is `British Design image and identity' , it was written by Frederique Huygen in 1989. I found this book when I brought a large box of books at auction and I was not sure that I was going to like it. It did not really look like the sort of book that I would enjoy. However , I thought that I would have a go at reading through it, and in the end I did enjoy it. I found it very informative and easy to read. Just goes to show that you cannot judge a book by its cover.
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@indexer (1650)
• Leicester, England
4 Feb
The author doesn't sound very British! Is he an outsider looking in, or a naturalized Brit? Either way, we Brits have much to be proud of in terms of design - a day spent at the V&A will convince anyone of that fact!
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb
I once spent a day at the V&A and I found that a day was not enough. I only managed to look at the art and the pottery, I would have needed a week to look around properly. I do not know anything about the author, perhaps I should do some research on him.
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@indexer (1650)
• Leicester, England
5 Feb
@millie02 I agree - a day might be enough to convince one about British design, but certainly not enough to take everything in!
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb
@indexer I was surprised at what a huge place it was. I still think of it now, and I last visited it in 1992. I have been to other museums and exhibitions since. One I remember most was an exhibition at the Museum of London in the year 2000 when we took my daughter there because she was doing something for her college course.
@JohnRoberts (62995)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Feb
It would be an interesting book from a historical perspective.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb
Yes it is, most of it is about the 20th Century which I can identify with as I have lived through the last 40 years of it.
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