Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Collecting the 20th Century

In this extraordinary book, Adrian Franklin, TV presenter, writer and serious collector takes a decade by decade approach to make "Collecting the 20th Century". Covering popular periods such as art nouveau, industrial, art deco, retro and modern, this book combines useful information with personal reflection in a lively and entertaining style. The book is separated into each decade, from the 1900s to the 2000s, and each chapter provides a detailed insight into the period, describing the design characteristics of the decade, and examples of collectables from the period. It also explores an iconic place or building that epitomises the decade. Each chapter includes two central areas of collecting in the decade, whether it's ceramic bathing beauties from the 1920s, vintage clothes from the 1940s, 1950s cars, or Memphis design from the 1980s. Tip boxes are scattered throughout offering useful advice on collecting for each of the decades. Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour images, largely sourced from the Powerhouse Museum, depicting the many wonderful collectables from the twentieth century, this book is the perfect companion for serious collectors and those who want a little glimpse into the fabulous world of twentieth century design.
Product Details

About the Author

Adrian Franklin is a professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania who previously taught at the University of Bristol and the University of Oslo. He is an experienced TV presenter and broadcaster and a collector of 20th-century decorative arts.

How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Collecting the 20th Century on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top