The language of things : understanding the world of desirable objects (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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The language of things : understanding the world of desirable objects

Author: Deyan Sudjic
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Sudjic charts our relationship--both innocent and knowing--with all things designed. From the opulent excesses of the catwalk to the playfulness of an Alessi jam jar, he shows how we can be manipulated and seduced by our possessions. With scintillating wit he addresses these questions and more, exploring the reasons why every designer yearns to put a personal stamp on a chair or an adjustable lamp, and where design  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deyan Sudjic
ISBN: 9780393070811 0393070816
OCLC Number: 286489092
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2008 by Allen Lane"--Title page verso.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: A world drowning in objects --
Language --
Design and its archetypes --
Luxury --
Fashion --
Art.
Responsibility: Deyan Sudjic.

Abstract:

Sudjic charts our relationship--both innocent and knowing--with all things designed. From the opulent excesses of the catwalk to the playfulness of an Alessi jam jar, he shows how we can be manipulated and seduced by our possessions. With scintillating wit he addresses these questions and more, exploring the reasons why every designer yearns to put a personal stamp on a chair or an adjustable lamp, and where design ends and art begins.--From publisher description.

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