If you’re looking for #awesomegifts this holiday season, how about a stunning coffee table book? DK Canada has the best coffee table books as they are always gorgeous with large, glossy pages filled with beautiful photography and information. And Smithsonian History doesn’t disappoint.
History tells the story of mankind from prehistory to the present day, with timelines, images of artifacts, photography, graphics, and more. Take a closer look at human achievements through artifacts, architecture, paintings and sculptures, and inventions, discoveries and ideas that have shaped world history. The book provides a comprehensive timeline chronicling the key events of the countries of the world, and key contemporary issues. The new third edition has been revised and updated with today’s current events, including global recession, green technologies, and the Internet and social media.
I was surprised by how large this hard book is! Each page is filled with beautiful photographs and timelines, and all the information is presented in an organized manner. Illustrated using maps, graphs, artifacts, drawings, photographs, and significant works of art, I’m looking forward to exploring this book further with my children.
DK Canada offers books in every genre, from sports to history, design, cooking and baking, crafts – something for everyone in the family. Click on the #awesomegifts photo below to see other awesome gifts from DK Canada. You can find DK Smithsonian History online at Indigo.
Along with Smithsonian History is Smithsonian Design: The Definitive Visual History which covers design from its origins in early cultures to the contemporary design of today. It covers every major design movement, along with the iconic designers and manufacturers who influenced everyday life through the objects and buildings they created.
The book is arranged chronologically, and covers decade by decade from the 1850s onward. It explores the cultural, social, political, economic, and technological forces in the world and how they influenced styles in design. Gorgeous catalogues of objects demonstrate how design in turn has influenced the everyday life, through architecture, fashion, furniture, ceramics, glassware, lighting, fabrics, electronic equipment, and more.
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Design: The Definitive Visual History is a true celebration of classic design across the centuries. A must have for your coffee table, and a unique gift for the hostess.
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