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Industrial strength design : how Brooks Stevens shaped your world

Author: Glenn Adamson; Brooks Stevens; Milwaukee Art Museum.
Publisher: Milwaukee, Wis. : Milwaukee Art Museum ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
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This book documents the work of designer Brooks Stevens. It includes 250 illustrations of designs by Stevens and his firm, many in color, detailed studies of individual designs, interpretative essays, and several key writings by Stevens himself.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adamson, Glenn.
Industrial strength design.
Milwaukee, Wis. : Milwaukee Art Museum ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2003
(OCoLC)606992770
Named Person: Brooks Stevens; Brooks Stevens; Brooks Stevens; Brooks Stevens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Adamson; Brooks Stevens; Milwaukee Art Museum.
ISBN: 0262012073 9780262012072 0944110819 9780944110812
OCLC Number: 52774172
Notes: Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Milwaukee Art Museum, June 7-Sept. 7, 2003.
Description: xi, 219 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm.
Contents: The desire for the new: the context of Brooks Stevens's career / John Heskett --
Brooks Stevens, the man in your life: shaping the domestic sphere, 1935-1950 / Kristina Wilson --
Brooks Stevens: "ego-inspiring styling" and the American dream / Jody Clowes --
Career and designs / Glenn Adamson --
One: Less than perfect: early influences and first designs, 1911-1934 --
Two: The right place at the right time: becoming an industrial designer in the Midwest, 1935-1940 --
Three: The prophet of profit: Stevens in wartime, 1941-1945 --
Four: The organization man: Stevens' best years, 1946-1955 --
Five: The enfant terrible of industrial design: planned obsolescence and other crimes against modernism, 1956-1978 --
Six: The seer who made Milwaukee famous: reluctant retirement, 1978-1994.
Other Titles: How Brooks Stevens shaped your world
Responsibility: Glenn Adamson ; [essays by John Heskett, Kristina Wilson, Jody Clowes].

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"Fascinating not only for its display of the products of Stevens's fertile mind but also for its drawing out of the implications his work had for social life." Nancy Tousley Calgary Herald "A level Read more...

 
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