Tuesday 13 April 2021

More preview pages from Designing the Final Frontier

A few weeks ago I shared some of the first preview pages from the forthcoming book Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier - How Midcentury Modernism Shaped Our View of the Future(ad). Due out in August, authors Dan Chavkin and Brian McGuire will be taking us on a tour of the design influences and uses of real world products in TOS

Now some more pages, and a slightly updated cover, have been released, giving a much better feel for the book, and delightfully geeky and detail-obsessive book it is. Continue below to check out TOS design spanning architecture to salt and pepper shakers!

Here's a reminder of the blurb:

Celebrate Star Trek: The Original Series and the show’s distinctive Mid-Century modern design that would change design– and television– forever. 

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969) was the first installment of one of the most successful and longest-running television franchises of all time. Today, “Trekkers” champion its writing, progressive social consciousness, and aesthetic. Designing the Final Frontier is a unique, expert look at the mid-century modern design that created and inspired that aesthetic. From Eames chairs to amorphous sculptures, from bright colors to futuristic frames, Star Trek: TOS is bursting with mid-century modern furniture, art, and design elements—many of them bought directly from famous design showrooms.

Author and mid-century modern design expert Dan Chavkin has created an insider’s guide to the interior of original starship Enterprise and beyond, that is sure to attract Star Trek’s thriving global fan base.
The previously released preview pages included the contents page, giving a run-down of what the book offers. See my previous report to check out the other earlier released pages.

Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier is due out in August, and you can pre-order it at places including Amazon(ad), Book Depository(ad), and Bookshop(ad).

For more Star Trek books updates, check back through my books tag for all the latest coverage, or click the books button on my 2021 schedule page to see the run down for the year.

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