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Objects of Desireby Adrian Forty
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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, is required reading for anyone who has any involvement with design and a revealing document about our society.
"One of the most significant contributions to design history in recent years."--
Readable and argumentative.
About the Author
Adrian Forty is Professor of Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College, London.
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