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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press; 1 edition (Oct. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581153104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581153101
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 15.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #387,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Carma Gorman teaches industrial design at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has been published in numerous industry periodicals.

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This anthology is the first to focus on the history of industrial design, providing essays written by designers, policy makers, critics and historians on the topic. From the introduction of industrial design in the 1850s to its present mass production, this provides a fine selection of writings by Nader, Fuller, Wright and other leaders in the field.
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Unexpected Home-run Dec 3 2012
By Broomfield Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book surprised me. Not only does it give you a glimpse at what designers have debated since the dawn of time, it also gives a very interesting view of how politics, design and manufacturing are so closely tied and how views have evolved over time. I love this book.
All the great works of design thought and writing May 28 2014
By M.C.C. - Published on Amazon.com
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There's nothing better than reading the canonical writings of some of the most brilliant minds in design. Gorman has successfully curated a collection which is both informative and relevant; all this despite the age of some of the writings.
Very good compilation for a presixties work on a subject Oct. 29 2012
By Vlad Golovach - Published on Amazon.com
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Not that broad compilation, but fun to read and the provided sources are well chosen. Unfortunately, interesting part ends with Memphis.
Great reader Sept. 26 2012
By tricia - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was unavailable at the college bookstore and the library...it was a life saver! Easy to find and buy, and like the kindle, all unfamiliar vocabulary can be looked up easily, as you go along.
Surprisingly interesting Dec 5 2014
By JakeNLeelo - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book for a design class and I was actually very surprised at how much I enjoyed it. We were assigned to read a few of the excerpts for each class and I really came to understand more about how design and the values of life have changed over time. Really interesting read.


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