qThis insightful, wide-ranging book surveys applied arts and industrial design from the eighteenth century to the present day, exploring the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing, and the technological, social, and commercial context in which the relationship developed. The effects of a vastly enlarged audience for the products of modern design and the complex dyanmic of mass consumption are also discussed. Part of this dynamic reveals that products serve as signs for desires that have little to do with need or function.q -- book jacket.14.4) received much critical acclaim for its sculpted contour, but did not find a niche in a luxury market dominated by the more familiar ... As a result, even fewer North American competitors remained for the aquot;Big Threeaquot; automobile giants: Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford. ... globe with the continents in relief, encircled by steel wires like the familiar representation of an atom with encircling electrons (fig.
|Title||:||History of Modern Design|
|Publisher||:||Laurence King Publishing - 2003|