Congratulating my former teacher Dr. Pat Kirkham for an amazing achievement. Pat wrote the text book that all design educators and historians have been looking forward to, and it it entitled "History of Design, Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-2000." Spanning six centuries of global design, this survey is the first to offer an account of the vast history of decorative arts and design produced in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and the Islamic world. Meticulously documented and lavishly illustrated, the volume covers interiors, furniture, textiles and dress, glass, graphics, metalwork, ceramics, exhibitions, product design, landscape and garden design, and theater and film design. It is published by my alma mater, the Bard Graduate Center in association with Yale University Press on the occasion of Bard Graduate Center’s 20th anniversary.