The Meanings of Modern Design: Towards the Twenty-First Century

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Discusses the development of style in the twentieth century, including its relationship with engineering, new materials, changing views of home, luxury goods, contemporary crafts, and the future of conservatism in design

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Subtle symbolism is incorporated into the shapes of objects from hair driers to furniture as a means of attracting buyers; designers' tactics and gender-based aesthetic assumptions are exposed here. ``This provocative, thoughtful study offers new ways of seeing and relating to our designed environment,'' said PW. Illustrated.

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