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The Story of Scottish Design

Philip Long, Joanna Norman


An exploration of Scotland’s design history and its international significance from 1500 to the present day

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Published to coincide with the opening of V&A Dundee, this is the first major survey of Scottish design history from 1500 to the present day. This inspiring and hugely varied volume explores more than sixty disciplines, from early manuscripts and vernacular furniture to urban planning, textile design, the emergence of videogame development in Dundee, and Scotland’s role as a world leader in renewable technology development.

Figures such as architect Robert Adam, engineer Thomas Telford, designer Christopher Dresser, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, artist Eduardo Paolozzi and fashion designer Holly Fulton are testament to Scotland’s role as a major player in the story of design.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 24.5 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 201

Publication date: 13 September 2018

ISBN: 9780500480335

About the Author

Philip Long is Director of V&A Dundee.

Joanna Norman is Director of the V&A Research Institute, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Lead Curator for the Scottish Design Galleries at V&A Dundee.