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John Vassos : industrial design for modern life

Author: Danielle Shapiro
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota ; London, [England] : University of Minnesota Press, 2016 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the author's dissertation (Ph. D.)--Department of Art History and Communications Studies at McGill University. 2005.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Johnd1898-1985 Vassos
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle Shapiro
ISBN: 9780816693405 0816693404 9780816693412 0816693412 9781452951744 1452951748
OCLC Number: 981762727
Notes: Includes index
Description: 1 online resource (294 pages) : illustrations, photographs.
Contents: ContentsPreface Introduction: Creating Design We Can Live With 1. Drawing Modernity: Advertising and Book Illustrations 2. Becoming an Industrial Designer3. Modernizing the Home through Radio4. Designed for Electricity: Vassos's Architectural Interiors5. Vassos and RCA: Money, Media, and Modernism6. The TRK-12: RCA's First Mass-Marketed Television Receiver7. John Vassos in Postwar AmericaConclusion: The Legacy of John VassosAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex

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"A compelling account."-The Art Bulletin"John Vassos, Industrial Design for Modern Life is not only an essential book for designers, but for those who love the history of design."-The Arts Fuse"Not Read more...

 
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