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Something to be desired : essays on design

Author: Véronique Vienne
Publisher: New York : Graphis, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Véronique Vienne
ISBN: 1888001763 9781888001761
OCLC Number: 48167127
Description: 198 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The Spectacle : A reevaluation of the Situationist thesis --
2. What's Bad About Good Design? : How MoMA turned design into a marketing device --
3. Shopping on the Right Side : Wayfinding as the defining experience --
4. The 38.37-Inch Unit : Branding the metric system --
5. Voice Activation : Making a verbal commitment to machines --
6. Make it Readable : Alexander Liberman: on overcoming aesthetics --
7. Creating Desires : A uniquely American concept --
8. Ergonomics of the Mind : Object lesson #1: the chair --
9. The Push Pin Studio : Maintaining a consistent level of creativity --
10. Surprise and be Surprised : What happens when illustrations become icons --
11. The Golden Section : In search of modularity --
12. A Table for your Feet : Object lesson 2: the coffee table --
13. Bottling "IT" : Extracting the essence of a magazine --
14. What Color is Mickey Mouse? : Not a black and whit issue --
15. Packaging the Brand : Walter Landor a pioneer --
16. Meet the Jury : When good people make difficult choices --
17. Information Age, Circa 1964 : The merchandising of facts --
18. An Inferiority Complex : Is design an art or a craft? --
19. The Boudoir : Space for real intimacy --
20. Big-Budget Rebellion : Art Kane: An eye for glamour --
21. The Conundrum of Authorship : Who owns images? --
22. Women and Wheels : Object lesson #3: the car.
Other Titles: Essays on design
Responsibility: Véronique Vienne ; foreword by Owen Edwards for Fabien Vienne.

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