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100 Designs/100 Years
100 Designs/100 Years by Mel Byars 2880464420 9782880464424
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100 Designs/100 Years by Mel Byars

A fascinating insight into the designs that have shaped our century, this at-a-glance guide takes us through a chronologically organized one-hundred-year progression of the worlds most influential designs. The author has selected a classic piece of industrial or applied design for each year of the century. He discusses the origin of each design and explains why it was a classic of its time, citing key cultural, social, and political events that place each of the designs in an historical context.<P>Some of the designs that have changed and shaped our lives include: Eastmans beloved Brownie camera (1900); the shapely Coca-Cola bottle (1915); the Butterfly chair (1938); the bombastic Model 1015 Wurlitzer jukebox (1947); the Selectric electric typewriter (1961); and spanning the remaining years of the century, from the 1960s through the 1980s, the impossible-to-imagine-life-without items like the indispensable ballpoint pen, electric razor, food processor, portable radio-cassette, and computer mouse. The books concluding entries feature cutting-edge home furnishings and appliances of the 1990s.

Author: Mel Byars

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 216

Publisher: Rotovision

Publication Date: 2001-01-01

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