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Twenty One: 21 Designers for 21st Century Britain

By Gareth Williams; Tord Boontje (Foreword by)

Victoria & Albert Museum, Paperback, 9781851776788, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2012

Description

21 | TWENTY ONE showcases designers living and working in Britain who have come to prominence since the millennium. They lead public taste and critical debate; they are innovators and explorers of new materials or processes; they are establishing new ways of working. Combining interviews with commentary, Gareth Williams examines what design means and has meant to Britain and British identity. Designers include El Ultimo Grito, Industrial Facility, Jaime Hayon, Troika, and rAndom International, who have worked for brands such as British Airways, Camper, Droog, Muji, The Science Museum, and MoMA.



About the Author
Gareth Williams received his B. Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Wales. He has taught at the University of Florida, the University of Denver, and most recently, at Stetson University (DeLand, FL), where he was honored with the McInery Award for Teaching Excellence. His research interests include the role of technology in mathematics education, linear algebra, relativity, applied mathematics, and mathematical modeling. He is also the author of LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS, Fourth Edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2001), computer software including THE LINEAR ALGEBRA TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB and MATHEMATICA WORKBOOK ON LINEAR ALGEBRA, and numerous articles in refereed journals. Williams is also an active member of the Mathematics Association of America.