Objects of desire

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Pantheon Books, Mar 1, 1986 - Design - 245 pages
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Traces and analyzes the history of product design since 1750, beginning with the design and marketing innovations of Josiah Wedgwood, and examines how product design came into existence, how it influences our choices, and what is says about society

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Intriguing for its illustrations of oddities in the history of industrial design (e.g., the Squirrel sewing machine, 1858), Forty's analysis is basically soft-sell Marxist ideology, written for ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
IMAGES OF PROGRESS
11
THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS
29
Copyright

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Adrian Forty is at the University College London
Susanne Kuchler is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, at the University College London.

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