Published to coincide with the opening of the V&A Museum of Design,
Dundee, this is the first major survey of Scottish design history from
1500 to present day. This inspiring and hugely varied volume explores,
chronologically, over 60 themes, 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, artist Eduardo Paolozzi, fashion designer
Holly Fulton, designer Christopher Dresser, and designer and architect
Charles Rennie Mackintosh are testament to Scotland's role as a major
player in design.
Scotland has consistently punched above its
weight in the field of design. Throughout the modern age, Scotland's
highly original and pioneering designers have showcased the country's
significance on the international stage.