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Books and materials relating to the applied arts prior to 1918; their use in architecture & interior design; the design of handworked and manufactured objects including: ceramics, metalwork, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, furniture, graphics, clocks & watches, toys, leather, etc.

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Forty, Adrian, Objects of Desire: Design and Society 1750-1980, London, Thames & Hudson, 1986, first edition, 8vo (6.75" x 10"), HB in dj, maroon cloth bds w/ gilt spine titles in black dj w/ b&w photo illus & pink titles, VG / VG. Extremities bumped, light staining to bottom edge of text block. Light edgewear to dj, edges darkened.

245+ pp, 272 illustrations. Index, good bibliography. Publisher's erratum in Index.

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Objects of Desire looks at the appearance of machine-made goods in the two hundeds years since the introduciton of mechanized production, whether in Josiah Wedgood's use of neo-classicism for his industrially produced pottery or in the development of appropriate designs for wirelesses. It also looks at the impact of the industrial revolution on ideas of the home and the office, at the significance of hygiene and the realities of labour-saving apparatus and the use of design in establishing corporate identities.    [Book ID # 1708]

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