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Objects of Desire: Design and Society 1750-1980

Forty, Adrian


1st Edition

4t. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Previous owner’s decorative bookplate affixed to paste-down. Occasional light pencil markings to margins. With two review slips laid in: from the publisher and from the New Statesman. In fine, age-tanned dust jacket. With 272 illustrations. *** Adrian Forty’s classic text on industrial design, debunking some the romantic myths surrounding the idea of design and making the point that design in shaped by economic and social conditions rather than by brilliant individual designers. First UK edition – scarce.

Book Details

AuthorForty, Adrian
PublisherThames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher Year1986
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionFine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition