Henry Ford, Mass Production, Modernism, and Design

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Manchester University Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 150 pages
Henry Ford is often thought of as being the ultimate American folk hero who developed one of the most important changes to 20th-century American society - mass production. With his successive teams of engineers, Ford developed technologies which placed the motor car at the disposal of millions of people, freeing them from previous notions of distance and space, and re-shaping the modern urban environment worldwide.
 

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Contents

Black and white
3
The Ford home
12
Henry Fords first official public portrait 1904
21
Henry Ford driving an experimental tractor about 1908
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Henry Ford in a suit made of soya bean fibre
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Building the machine
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Assembling Model Ns Piquette Avenue 1906
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Final assembly line Highland Park 1913
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Believers heretics and innocents
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Chamber suite Phoenix Furniture Company 1878
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Armchair designed by Marcel Breuer 1925
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Coldspot refrigerator designed for Sears by Raymond
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The Strand Palace Hotel London designed by Oliver
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The Banner Estate Islington 1965
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Mass production design and us
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Assembly line in an electronics factory in Britain 1989
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Model T Fordor sedan 1927
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Model A 1927
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Making motor cars
66
The Fiat factory at Lingotto outside Turin
67
Buick Roadmaster 1958
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Braun coffeemaker 1987
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Bibliography
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Colour
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