B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World
Author Deyan Sudjic
This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture.
It's an essential tool kit for understanding the modern world. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities