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Icons : magnets of meaning

Author: Aaron Betsky; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Publisher: San Francisco : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art : Chronicle Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lipstick. 501s. Las Vegas hotels. What do they mean to us? What do they say about who we are? From freeways to surfboards to corporate logos, twelve everyday objects are recast here as icons - single, physical forms that embody a complex universe of associations. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this striking volume explores these icons as benchmarks for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Ausstellung
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Icons.
San Francisco : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art : Chronicle Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)648592848
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Betsky; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
ISBN: 0811818578 9780811818575 0918471400 9780918471406
OCLC Number: 36059958
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held April 18 to August 5, 1997 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Description: 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The enigma of the Thigh cho : icons as magnets of meaning / Aaron Betsky --
Icons in the stream : on local revisions of global stuff / Steven Flusty --
Opining on icons / Chee Pearlman --
The cultural and historical roots of American icons / David E. Nye.
Other Titles: Magnets of meaning
Responsibility: edited by Aaron Betsky [and others].
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Lipstick. 501s. Las Vegas hotels. What do they mean to us? What do they say about who we are? From freeways to surfboards to corporate logos, twelve everyday objects are recast here as icons - single, physical forms that embody a complex universe of associations. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this striking volume explores these icons as benchmarks for the current state of design and suggests new ways to look at the interconnectedness of design, consumer culture, and the aesthetics of desire. -- from back cover.

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