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The language of things / Deyan Sudjic.

By: Sudjic, DeyanMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: London : Penguin, 2009. Description: 219 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cmISBN: 9780141031170 Other title: The language of things : design, luxury, fashion, art : how we are seduced by the objects around us [Portion of title]Subject(s): Design -- Philosophy | Σχεδιασμός -- Φιλοσοφία | Design -- Social aspects | Σχεδιασμός -- Κοινωνικές απόψειςDDC classification: 745.401 LOC classification: NK1505 | .S83 2009
Contents:
Introduction: a world drowning in objects -- 1. Language -- 2. Design and archetypes -- 3. Luxury -- 4. Fashion -- 5. Art -- Sources of quotations -- Picture Acknowledgements -- Index.
Summary: Sudjic charts our relationship--both innocent and knowing--with all things designed. From the opulent excesses of the catwalk to the playfulness of an Alessi jam jar, he shows how we can be manipulated and seduced by our possessions. With scintillating wit he addresses these questions and more, exploring the reasons why every designer yearns to put a personal stamp on a chair or an adjustable lamp, and where design ends and art begins.--From publisher description.
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Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books Βιβλιοθήκη ΑΚΤΟ - Αθήνα
ΑΚΤΟ Βιβλιοθήκη Ευελπίδων
745.401 SUD (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Not For Loan AT11434

"First published in Great Britain in 2008 by Allen Lane"--T.p. verso.

Includes index (p. 220-223)

Introduction: a world drowning in objects -- 1. Language -- 2. Design and archetypes -- 3. Luxury -- 4. Fashion -- 5. Art -- Sources of quotations -- Picture Acknowledgements -- Index.

Sudjic charts our relationship--both innocent and knowing--with all things designed. From the opulent excesses of the catwalk to the playfulness of an Alessi jam jar, he shows how we can be manipulated and seduced by our possessions. With scintillating wit he addresses these questions and more, exploring the reasons why every designer yearns to put a personal stamp on a chair or an adjustable lamp, and where design ends and art begins.--From publisher description.

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