Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern
'An impressive Design Museum retrospective shows how Kenneth Grange designed all the things you never really thought about' - Building Design
Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern is the first book to document the work of the internationally renowned post-war British product and industrial designer, Kenneth Grange (b 1929).
Grange designed useful, everyday products from cameras, disposable razors, ball point pens and food mixers to larger scale products including a taxi, bus stop and a high speed train. Few British people have not eaten a cake mixed by his Kenwood Chef food mixer designed in 1960, boarded his high speed train launched in 1978 or paid for parking with his coin operated parking meter.
Published to accompany an exhibition at the Design Museum, this elegantly produced volume celebrates the career of one of the truly great figures of modern British design.
The book features previously unpublished interviews, specially commissioned photography of his work and essays by renowned commentators including Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, London, and cultural historian, Fiona MacCarthy. Essential reading for design lovers.
- Author: Gemma Curtin
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Date published: July 2011
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1907317545
- Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm