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Design in Canada: Fifty Years from Tea Kettles to Task Chairs Paperback

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
  • ISBN-10: 067697452X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0676974522
  • Parcel Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,148,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rachel Gotlieb and Cora Golden's lavishly illustrated Design in Canada: Fifty Years from Teakettles to Task Chairs delivers a feel-good overview of Canadian industrial design highlights in a package that combines serious historical research with a droll appreciation for kitsch. The description of Hugh Spencer's revolutionary 1963 stereo console is typical: "In the sixties, Clairtone's Project G stereo was the epitome of 'bachelor pad' cool.... Frank Sinatra endorsed it ('Listen to Sinatra on Project G; Sinatra does'), and G series models appeared in films such as The Graduate and A Fine Madness, with Sean Connery. Hugh Hefner reportedly bought a unit for the Playboy mansion." The authors have taken full advantage of their unlimited access to Toronto's Design Exchange collection--where Gotlieb is curator--to trace the commercial and aesthetic trends influencing post-war Canadian design, not to mention the impact of government initiatives supporting the manufacturing and fine arts sectors. All the big hits are here, from the first all-plastic Thermos through the wedge-shaped 70s Contempra phone to Karim Rashid's award-winning, champagne-bucket-inspired Garbo garbage can. The period photos--like that of a beehive-coifed model stretching her legs on the ottoman of the 1967 Habitat chair--are priceless. This is much more than just a coffee table book. --Deirdre Hanna --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


“Timeless and necessary…. It is a measure of Design in Canada’s success that it seems both wholly unexpected and long overdue.” -- National Post

“From the glamorous to the humble…. The first comprehensive guide to the country’s rich design heritage.” -- Ottawa Citizen

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