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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: #312,494 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
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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
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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.
For school Feb. 13 2014
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It's an interesting read, it has different excerpts from other journals and books. Ordered for class and using this semester.
Good read! Oct. 5 2013
By Josh McBryde - Published on
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Tons of great writings in here! I enjoy reading them immensely. Recommend this book to anyone interested in the field of industrial design
Wonderful! Feb. 10 2013
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It was a cheap alternative to buying the actual book and it is easy to read on the Kindle app on my Mac and my Asus Tablet. I could also read this on both of my computers with all the highlights and what not. It is simply wonderful.