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Objects of Desire looks at the appearance of consumer goods in the 200 years since the introduction of mechanized production, whether in Josiah Wedgewood's use of neo-classicism for his industrially manufactured pottery or the development of appropriate forms for wirelesses. The argument is illustrated with examples ranging from penknives to computers and from sewing machines to railway carriages. In opening up new ways of appraising the man-made world around us, Objects of Desire is required reading for anyone who has any involvement with design and a revealing document about our society.

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"One of the most significant contributions to design history in recent years."--Financial Times

Synopsis:

Readable and argumentative.

About the Author

Adrian Forty is Professor of Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College, London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500274125
Author:
Forty, Adrian
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Industrial Design - General
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Design, industrial
Subject:
Design, Industrial -- Great Britain -- History.
Subject:
Industrial design - Great Britain - History
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
19920617
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
272 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
9.8 x 6.7 x 0.8 in 1.57 lb

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