The V&A's big spring exhibition will tackles the story of design in Britain from 1948 up to the present day. As you might expect the show is being accompanied by a wide range of products and books, the first of which to be published is Award Winning British Design by Lily Crowther.
The book offers its own take on modern British design history in this country by looking at the winning products of the Design Council awards. Launched in 1959, the awards were meant to honour the very best in design and winners included Robin Day's Robin Day's stacking propylene chairs, Lucienne Day textiles, the ZX81 personal computer and Globoot wellies, as well as some that have fared less well through the mists of time.The winning designs are illustrated using vintage imagery, and the book celebrates the inventiveness, as well as the quirkiness, of the awards.
With 108pp, you can buy the book for £9.89 from Amazon.