Products of our Time

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A book about design in an age of technological revolution. It explores our relationship with the objects which surround us, arguing that contemporary design—from plastic surgery to Prozac, from landmines to Tamagotchis—is instant cultural history: a window through which we can observe ourselves and perhaps even make sense of our world. Products of Our Time categorises design in the 1990s into a number of key themes. It tracks the move from cheap, 'no-brand' supermarket goods to the up-market minimalism of much of today's packaging; it examines the way in which design is used to create our own identity, including the ways in which we pierce, decorate and change the design of our own bodies; and it looks at the design of electronic objects and the ways in which technology reflects a cultural drift towards violence and high speed. Published to coincide with a major international touring exhibition, starting in Glasgow from November 1999 to February 2000.

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