Author(s): Design Museum Enterprise Limited
In this series, the Design Museum looks at the fifty design icons of major cities around the world - icons that, when viewed together, inherently sum up the character of their city. Covering anything from buildings, monuments and iconic designers to a classic film or street sign, these books explore a tapestry of infamous designs, all with their own story to tell. One part design history, one part visual guidebook, this fascinating series unlocks the design stories of the biggest, most creative cities in the world. With entries on design icons from I.M. Pei's glass pyramid to the humble baguette, Le Monde newspaper to Le Corbusier's striking Maison La Roche, Paris in Fifty Design Icons builds an intricate portrait of Europe's most romantic city. With stunning photography, this book is the perfect gift for design enthusiasts and anyone who loves anything Parisian. Also available in the series: London in Fifty Design Icons New York in Fifty Design Icons Berlin in Fifty Design Icons
The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, entertain and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and architecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. Brigitte Fitoussi is an architect, journalist and curator. She has written books on Eames furniture and on Piero Fornasetti (with Philippe Stark) and contributes to a wide range of design magazines and journals. She lives in Paris. Imogen Fortes is a writer and editor who lives in Paris. She has written several books, including the Rough Guide to Paris.