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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
"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.


"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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