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- DescriptionDesigner Brooks Stevens created thousands of ingenious and beautiful designs for industrial and household products - including a clothes dryer with a window in the front, a wide-mouthed peanut butter jar, and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. ( There's thing more aerodynamic than a wiener, he explained.) In 1954 he coined the phrase planned obsolescence, defining it as instilling in the buyer the desire to own something a little newer, a little better, a little sooner than is necessary. This book, the first publication to document his work, includes 250 illustrations of designs by Stevens and his firm, many in color, detailed studies of individual designs, interpretive essays, a description of the Brooks Stevens Archive at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and several key writings by Stevens himself.
- Author BiographyGlenn Adamson is curator at the Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee.
- Author(s)Glenn Adamson
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication14/01/2005
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Series TitleIndustrial Strength Design
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note49 color illus., 218 b&w illus.
- Weight1225 g
- Width241 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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