OBJECTS OF DESIRE: DESIGN AND SOCIETY SINCE 1750 - Adrian Forty
Soft cover book.
OBJECTS OF DESIRE
DESIGN AND SOCIETY SINCE 1750
WITH 272 ILLUSTRATIONS
Author: ADRIAN FORTY
Publisher: THAMES AND HUDSON
Publication Year: 1995
Dimensions: 25 X 16,5
- THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS
- DESIGN AND MECHANISATION
- DIFFERENTIATION IN DESIGN
- THE HOME
- DESIGN IN THE OFFICE
- HYGIENE AND CLEANLINESS
- ELECTRICITY - THE FUEL OF THE FUTURE
- LABOUR-SAVING IN THE HOME
- DESIGN AND CORPORATE IDENTITY
- DESIGN, DESIGNERS AND THE LITERATURE OF DESIGN
From the back cover's introduction: Objects of Desire looks at the appearance of consumer goods in the 200 years since the introduction of mechanized production, whether in Josiah Wedgewood's use of neo-classicism for his industrially manufactured pottery or the development of appropriate forms for wirelesses. The argument is illustrated with examples ranging from penknives to computers and from sewing machines to railway carriages. In opening up new ways of appraising the man-made world around us, Objects of Desire is required reading for anyone who has any involvement with design and a revealing document about our society.
Adrian Forty is Professor of Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College, London.