Bloomsbury has just published the first two volumes of the three-volume World History of Design.
These volumes cover the history of what became product design and graphic design throughout the world from the earliest tool-users to the end of World War II.
Volume 3 will address the period from 1945 to the present.
Information about purchasing copies can be obtained from the Bloomsbury website: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/world-history-of-design-9781472569288/.
Size of the text (c. 1500 pages) – Number of illustrations (c. 1000)