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The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Essays on Design and the Everyday

By Akiko Busch. Edited by Diana Murphy. Foreword by Susan S. Szenasy. Original illustrations by George Skelcher.

What makes us love our things? Why do we attach certain sentiments to certain items? How is it that sometimes objects can tell stories more eloquently than people? These are questions explored and answered in The Uncommon Life of Common Objects. Author Akiko Busch devotes a chapter to each of 12 common objects, and discusses her and others' experiences that give everyday things their significance. Through her examination of: a video camera, a cellular phone, a vegetable peeler, a snowboard, a baby carriage, a chair, a refrigerator, a mailbox, a medicine cabinet, a cereal box, a backpack and a desk, Busch illuminates the social and personal issues that shape our lives and the ownership of our things. Lovingly illustrated, always touching, sometimes nostalgic and often hilarious, The Uncommon Life of Common Objects, is a topical reader that is at once a personal manifesto, a look at how design influences and responds to our changing lives, and a study of society and its values and the infusion of meaning into inanimate objects. Each of the 12 chapters is accompanied by a four-color drawing.
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Text by Stephen Farthing.

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ISBN: 9781907533075 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 12/1/2011
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JASPER MORRISON: A BOOK OF THINGS

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784631 | US $59.00

Pub Date: 6/26/2015
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ISBN: 9783037785140 | US $49.00

Pub Date: 5/22/2017
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Introduction by Eric Greene. Photographs and text by Brian Kelley.

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ISBN: 9780692902554 | US $49.00

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R & COMPANY: 20 YEARS OF DISCOVERY

Foreword by Evan Snyderman. Text by Glenn Adamson, Zesty Meyers, Dung Ngo, Dan Rubinstein, Pilar Viladas, James Zemaitis.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862085816 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
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PHILIPPE STARCK: SECRET DRAWINGS

Text by Marie-Ange Brayer.

TURNER

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SILLA MEXICANA

Foreword by Jorge Rivas. Text by Ana Elena Mallet.

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Pub Date: 2/27/2018
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OSVALDO BORSANI: 1911–1985

Edited with text by Giampiero Bosoni. Text by Fulvio Irace, Daniel Sherer, Chiara Lecce, Norman Foster.

SKIRA

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Text by Adriano Sack.

HATJE CANTZ

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