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Things come apart : a teardown manual for modern living

Author: Todd McLellan
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Making visible the inner workings of some of the world's most familiar designs, this book reconnects you with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works... guaranteed to appeal to anyone with a curiosity about the material world. -- Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Todd McLellan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd McLellan
ISBN: 9780500516768 0500516766
OCLC Number: 868324953
Description: 125 str. : ilustr. ; 35 cm.
Contents: We all have ADHD these days / Todd McLellan --
Mechanical pencil --
Stapler --
Swiss army knife --
Dial combination lock --
Digital watch --
Mechanical watch --
Lensatic compass --
Handheld GPS unit --
Flashlight --
Smartphone --
Computer mouse --
External hard drive --
Handheld games console --
Games console --
iPod 2 --
Walkman --
Hair straighteners --
Hair dryer --
iPad 2 --
The repair revolution / Kyle Wiens --
Record player --
Flip clock --
Rotary telephone --
Mantel clock --
SLR camera --
Digital SLR camera --
Digital video camera --
Video projector --
Power drill --
Desk lamp --
Telescope --
Toaster --
Blender --
DVD player --
Laptop computer --
Typewriter --
Printer --
Life lessons learned through tinkering / Gever Tulley --
Accordion --
Sewing machine --
Chainsaw --
Snowblower --
Keyboard --
Microwave oven --
Espresso machine --
Carpet steamer --
Push lawnmower --
Children's wagon --
Taking apart the past / Penny Bendall --
Bicycle --
Upright piano --
Two-seater light aircraft --
Falling apart: the future / Dr. Joseph Chiodo.
Responsibility: Todd McLellan.

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Disassembles mechanical relics such as the typewriter and modern gadgets such as the iPad, before laying them out and photographing them in meticulously detailed arrangements, or capturing them in an  Read more...

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McLellan's photographs seek to challenge our disposable culture by making transparent all the things that we regularly throw away. A new book full of gorgeous and meticulously organized photographs Read more...

 
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