Eugenic design : streamlining America in the 1930s (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Eugenic design : streamlining America in the 1930s

Author: Christina Cogdell
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Eugenic Design, Christina Cogdell charts new territory in the history of industrial design, popular science, and American culture in the 1930s by uncovering the links between streamline design and eugenics, the pseudoscientific belief that the best human traits could - and should - be cultivated through selective breeding. Streamline designers approached products the same way eugenicists approached bodies. Both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cogdell, Christina.
Eugenic design.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645929384
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Cogdell
ISBN: 0812238249 9780812238242 9780812221220 0812221222
OCLC Number: 55067595
Awards: Society for the History of Technology Sidney Edelstein Prize, 2006.
Description: xvii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Controlling evolution --
Products or bodies? : streamline design and eugenics as applied biology --
Progenitors of the future : popularizing streamlining and eugenics during the 1930s --
"Flow is the word" : biological efficiency and streamline design --
Race hygiene, product hygiene : curing disease through sterilization --
Future perfect? : the elusive "ideal type" --
Pseudoscience? Pseudostyle?
Responsibility: Christina Cogdell.
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In Eugenic Design, Christina Cogdell charts new territory in the history of industrial design, popular science, and American culture in the 1930s by uncovering the links between streamline design and  Read more...

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