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The Uncommon Life of Common Objects: Essays on Design and the Everyday
 
 
Author
Akiko Busch. George Skelcher, illus.
Publisher Metropolis Books  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.55 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9781933045061
Pages/Publication Date 159/2004
Daedalus Item Code 32355
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What makes us love our things? Why do we attach sentiments to certain items? And how is it that sometimes objects can tell stories more eloquently than people? In these 12 essays on common objects—a video camera, a cellular phone, a vegetable peeler, a snowboard, a baby carriage, a chair, a refrigerator, a mailbox, a medicine cabinet, a cereal box, a backpack, and a desk—design and culture writer Akiko Busch discusses her personal experiences and the social and personal issues that shape our lives and the ownership of our things. Also looking at how design influences and responds to our changing lives, these touching, nostalgic, often hilarious discussions are illustrated with evocative colored pencil drawings.
 
 
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