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The chair : rethinking culture, body, and design

Author: Galen Cranz
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A provocative look at one of our most common cultural artifacts, this book reveals the history, physiology, and politics of how and why we sit the way we do - and others don't." "Perhaps no other object of our daily environment has had the enduring cultural significance of the ever-present chair, unconsciously yet forcefully shaping the social and physical dimensions of our lives. With over ninety illustrations,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galen Cranz
ISBN: 0393046559 9780393046557 0393319555 9780393319552
OCLC Number: 37966294
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why Do We Use Chairs? How Chairs Evolved --
The Elements of Style --
What's Wrong with the Chair? An Ergonomic Perspective --
A Body-Mind Perspective --
Toward Body-Conscious Design --
The Chair Reformed --
Beyond Interior Design.
Responsibility: Galen Cranz.

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"Engaged in fascinating and useful multidisciplinary research, Cranz is an avatar for body-friendly design. . . . Read [The Chair] and cheer."--Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice  Read more...

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