INTERIORS, FURNITURE, AND PRODUCT DESIGN

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Metropolis Books

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Hardcover, 5.25 x 8 in. / 160 pgs / 12 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 23   

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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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The Sketchbooks of Jocelyn Herbert

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF JOCELYN HERBERT

Text by Stephen Farthing.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533075 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 12/1/2011
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New York City Transit Authority: Objects

NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY: OBJECTS

Introduction by Eric Greene. Photographs and contributions by Brian Kelley.

STANDARDS MANUAL

ISBN: 9780692902554 | US $49.00

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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BMW Group: The Next 100

BMW GROUP: THE NEXT 100

Text by Adriano Sack.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775742221 | US $150.00

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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Diez Office: Full House

DIEZ OFFICE: FULL HOUSE

Edited by Sandra Hofmeister, Petra Hesse. Text by Sandra Hofmeister, Stefan Diez, et al.

KOENIG BOOKS

ISBN: 9783960980728 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 5/23/2017
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Atlas of Furniture Design

ATLAS OF FURNITURE DESIGN

VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9783931936990 | US $195.00

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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Desk in Exile

DESK IN EXILE

Text by Leah Hsiao, Aleksandra Kedziorek, Thomas Lehner, Joana Pardal, Achim Reese, Madelaine Sillfors, Stefania Strouza, Lia Tostes, Regina Bittner.

SPECTOR BOOKS / BAUHAUS DESSAU FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783959051224 | US $15.00

Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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Eames Furniture Sourcebook

EAMES FURNITURE SOURCEBOOK

Edited by Mateo Kries, Jolanthe Kugler. Foreword by Eames Demetrios. Text by Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Pat Kirkham, Jolanthe Kugler, Matthias Phl.

VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9783945852200 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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Essential Eames

ESSENTIAL EAMES

Edited by Eames Demetrios, Carla Hartman. Introduction by Eames Demetrios. Text by Charles Eames, Ray Eames.

VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9783945852170 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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Ico Parisi

ICO PARISI

Edited by Roberta Lietti, Marco Romanelli.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836635481 | US $90.00

Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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The Vitra Schaudepot

THE VITRA SCHAUDEPOT

Edited by Mateo Kries, Viviane Stappmanns.

VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9783945852132 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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Visionaire 66: Ritual

VISIONAIRE 66: RITUAL

Contributions by David Adjaye, Demna Gvasalia, Rupert Sanders

VISIONAIRE

ISBN: 9781941340028 | US $1,800.00

Pub Date: 3/28/2018
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EOOS: Social Furniture

EOOS: SOCIAL FURNITURE

Edited with introduction and text by EOOS. Foreword by Ekle Delugan-Meissl.

KOENIG BOOKS

ISBN: 9783863359782 | US $19.95

Pub Date: 9/27/2016
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