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Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit

Flinchum, Russell;Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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ISBN 10: 0847820106 / ISBN 13: 9780847820108
Published by Rizzoli, NY, 1997
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Title: Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man...

Publisher: Rizzoli, NY

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Several architects and planners have had larger roles than Henry Dreyfuss (1904-72) in creating the look of 20th-century America, and other industrial designers were flashier. But none were more creative in making common objects--sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, tractors, wall thermostats, telephones (a single series of one of his Bell phones sold 162 million units)--attractive, unobtrusive and easy to use.... The 200 photographs are intensely evocative of the great age of design from the 30's through the 60's and Mr. Flinchum's account of the designer's life and work is judicious, if not eloquent. -- The New York Times Book Review, D. J. R. Bruckner

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