New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2004. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 240, indexed, illustrated with color photographs. As New in Fine DJ. Item #20606
Published in conjunction with Christopher Dresser's first comprehensive museum retrospective, this extensively illustrated survey affirms his achievement as the first professional industrial designer - in effect, the inventor of the modern-day career of product designer. Seven essays from leading specialists in the field explore the impact of Christopher Dresser's theories and work in the context of his contemporaries such as Pugin, Owen Jones, and Godwin. The 300 illustrations illuminate the vast scope of his output, from Gothic-Revival cast-iron Coalbrookdale hall stands to the experimental Linthorpe ceramics. From the Old House Journal reference library.