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Work, Life, Tools

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Fifty individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions were asked to identify the most essential tool used in their daily lives. Captured in a wide variety of work settings in large-scale color photographs, each person is pictured with his or her coveted tool. Analytical and anecdotal writings about the importance of the chosen item — presented along with compelling interviews — explain the relationship of the tool to each person's professional and personal accomplishments.

Seen here are Simon & Schuster's Michael Korda and his OXXXX fountain pen, the Guggenheim's Thomas Krens and his binder clip, DC Comics' Jenette Kahn and her bed, Duane Michals and his camera, art critic Arthur Danto and his Compaq Aero computer, architect Laurinda Spear and her set of scales, and Francis Ford Coppola and his IBM ThinkPad 560 computer, as well as other engineers, architects, designers, writers, editors, filmmakers, musicians, actors, curators, artists, and entrepreneurs.

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Work, Life, Tools artfully examines the tools people use in their everyday lives. Developed by Steelcase Design Partnership and designed by Milton Glaser, this original portrait of late-twentieth-century American work and culture serves as a time capsule for generations to come.

Fifty individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions were asked to identify the most essential tool used in their daily lives. Captured in a wide variety of work settings in large-scale color photographs, each person is pictured with his or her coveted tool. Analytical and anecdotal writings about the importance of the chosen item — presented along with compelling interviews — explain the relationship of the tool to each person's professional and personal accomplishments.

Seen here are Simon and Schuster's Michael Korda and his OXXXX fountain pen, the Guggenheim's Thomas Krens and his binder clip, DC Comics' Jenette Kahn and her bed, Duane Michals and his camera, art critic Arthur Danto and his Compaq Aero computer, architect Laurinda Spear and her set of scales, and Francis Ford Coppola and his IBM ThinkPad 560 computer, as well as other engineers, architects, designers, writers, editors, filmmakers, musicians, actors, curators, artists, and entrepreneurs.

Stanley Abercrombie's introductory essay explores the importance of tools and their design, the relationship between work and leisure, design and the workplace, tools as agents of change in work, and our constant need to adapt and change.

Synopsis:

How do tools influence our work and lives? What would 50 Americans - from film makers to goldsmiths - name as the implements essential to their success? We asked. The answers - whether surprising, whimsical, or poignant - are revealing. The result is Work, Life, Tools, a retrospective of contemporary American life as told through the things we use to do the things we do.

About the Author

Stanley Abercrombie, currently the editorial director of Interior Design magazine, is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He has been editor in chief of three magazines, including 12 years at Interior Design. His distinguished career includes a number of awards for both design and journalism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781885254832
Subtitle:
The Things We Use to Do the Things We Do
Foreword:
Klein, Matthew
Photographer:
Klein, Matthew
Author:
Steelcase Design
Author:
Glaser, Milton
Author:
Beylerian, George M.
Author:
Abercrombie, Stanley
Author:
Beylerian, George
Author:
Steelcase Design Partners
Publisher:
The Monacelli Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Office equipment and supplies
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Technology and civilization
Subject:
Tools
Subject:
Office equipment and supplies -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19971201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.07x7.58x.61 in. 2.23 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Monacelli Press - English 9781885254832 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Work, Life, Tools artfully examines the tools people use in their everyday lives. Developed by Steelcase Design Partnership and designed by Milton Glaser, this original portrait of late-twentieth-century American work and culture serves as a time capsule for generations to come.

Fifty individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions were asked to identify the most essential tool used in their daily lives. Captured in a wide variety of work settings in large-scale color photographs, each person is pictured with his or her coveted tool. Analytical and anecdotal writings about the importance of the chosen item — presented along with compelling interviews — explain the relationship of the tool to each person's professional and personal accomplishments.

Seen here are Simon and Schuster's Michael Korda and his OXXXX fountain pen, the Guggenheim's Thomas Krens and his binder clip, DC Comics' Jenette Kahn and her bed, Duane Michals and his camera, art critic Arthur Danto and his Compaq Aero computer, architect Laurinda Spear and her set of scales, and Francis Ford Coppola and his IBM ThinkPad 560 computer, as well as other engineers, architects, designers, writers, editors, filmmakers, musicians, actors, curators, artists, and entrepreneurs.

Stanley Abercrombie's introductory essay explores the importance of tools and their design, the relationship between work and leisure, design and the workplace, tools as agents of change in work, and our constant need to adapt and change.

"Synopsis" by , How do tools influence our work and lives? What would 50 Americans - from film makers to goldsmiths - name as the implements essential to their success? We asked. The answers - whether surprising, whimsical, or poignant - are revealing. The result is Work, Life, Tools, a retrospective of contemporary American life as told through the things we use to do the things we do.
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