Ready to take a deep dive into the history of decorative arts and design? Treat yourself to History of Design, new from Yale University Press. The doorstop of a volume spans six centuries of design (1400-2000) across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and the Islamic world. In addition to the usual suspects--interiors, furniture, textiles, product design--the book tackles graphics, exhibitions, landscape design, even theater and film design. It's an essential addition to any design library.