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Nomadic Furniture

Author : James Hennessey
ISBN : 0764330241
Genre : House & Home
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Victor Papanek and James Hennessey set out to change the world in the mid 1970s, empowering the people to create their own inexpensive furnishings. Their books, Nomadic Furniture 1 and Nomadic Furniture 2 are reprinted here in their entirety. In their vision of home design, everything is lightweight, folds, inflates, knocks down, stacks, or is disposable. They offer simple instructions for making beds, chairs, sofas, stools, and tables, using inexpensive and recycled materials. Their ideas open up channels for creativity, as well as for saving of money and lightening a household's footprint. This practical, lighthearted approach to living is certainly worth a revisit, in a world where environmental consciousness is quickly evolving.
Category: House & Home

Nomadic Furniture 2

Author : James Hennessey
ISBN : UOM:49015001037242
Genre : Furniture
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Category: Furniture

Victor Papanek

Author : Alison J. Clarke
ISBN : 9780262044943
Genre : Art
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The history and controversial roots of the social design movement, explored through the life and work of its leading pioneer, Victor Papanek. In Victor Papanek- Designer for the Real World, Alison Clarke explores the social design movement through the life of its leading pioneer, the Austrian American designer, theorist, and activist Victor Papanek. Papanek's 1971 best seller, Design for the Real World- Human Ecology and Social Change has been translated into 22 languages and never fallen out of print. Its politics of social design, anti-corporatism, and environmental sustainability have found renewed pertinence in the twenty-first century and dominate the agendas of design schools today. Drawing extensively on previously unexplored archival sources, Clarke uncovers and contextualizes the movement's controversial origins and contradictions.
Category: Art

The Politics Of Furniture

Author : Fredie Floré
ISBN : 9781317020462
Genre : Architecture
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In many different parts of the world modern furniture elements have served as material expressions of power in the post-war era. They were often meant to express an international and in some respects apolitical modern language, but when placed in a sensitive setting or a meaningful architectural context, they were highly capable of negotiating or manipulating ideological messages. The agency of modern furniture was often less overt than that of political slogans or statements, but as the chapters in this book reveal, it had the potential of becoming a persuasive and malleable ally in very diverse politically charged arenas, including embassies, governmental ministries, showrooms, exhibitions, design schools, libraries, museums and even prisons. This collection of chapters examines the consolidating as well as the disrupting force of modern furniture in the global context between 1945 and the mid-1970s. The volume shows that key to understanding this phenomenon is the study of the national as well as transnational systems through which it was launched, promoted and received. While some chapters squarely focus on individual furniture elements as vehicles communicating political and social meaning, others consider the role of furniture within potent sites that demand careful negotiation, whether between governments, cultures, or buyer and seller. In doing so, the book explicitly engages different scholarly fields: design history, history of interior architecture, architectural history, cultural history, diplomatic and political history, postcolonial studies, tourism studies, material culture studies, furniture history, and heritage and preservation studies. Taken together, the narratives and case studies compiled in this volume offer a better understanding of the political agency of post-war modern furniture in its original historical context. At the same time, they will enrich current debates on reuse, relocation or reproduction of some of these elements.
Category: Architecture

Inside Today S Home

Author : Ray Nelson Faulkner
ISBN : MINN:31951000333851A
Genre : Architecture
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How To Build With Grid Beam

Author : Phil Jergenson
ISBN : 9780865716131
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Build almost anything!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Century Of The Child

Author : Juliet Kinchin
ISBN : 9780870708268
Genre : Design
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Did the twentieth century live up to what Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key, writing in 1900, envisaged as "the century of the child" ? This book, produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, takes both its title and its launching point from Key's landmark book, which presaged the coming century as a period of intensified focus on and progressive thinking about the rights, development, and well-being of children. It tracks the fascinating confluence between the cultures of modern design and childhood, through an introductory essay by Juliet Kinchin, sixty-five short essays, and more than four hundred illustrations. The resulting kaleidoscopic narrative of innovative ideas, practitioners, and artifacts examines individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the citizens of the future to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation. Despite being the focus of intense concern and profound thought, children remain one of the most underrepresented subjects in the historical analysis of modern design. To address this lacuna, this book surveys more than one hundred years of school architecture, playgrounds, toys and games, educational materials, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, animation, propaganda, advertising, books, and clothing. The outstanding projects that emerge illuminate how progressive design has enhanced the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children and, conversely, how models of children's play and pedagogy have informed experimental design thinking. As protean beings and elastic ideological symbols, children help us to mediate between the ideal and real: they propel our thoughts forward. But as we look back, they also reveal important new dimensions of modernism in the twentieth century.
Category: Design

Pure And Applied Science Books 1876 1982

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ISBN : 0835214370
Genre : Science
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Over 220,000 entries representing some 56,000 Library of Congress subject headings. Covers all disciplines of science and technology, e.g., engineering, agriculture, and domestic arts. Also contains at least 5000 titles published before 1876. Has many applications in libraries, information centers, and other organizations concerned with scientific and technological literature. Subject index contains main listing of entries. Each entry gives cataloging as prepared by the Library of Congress. Author/title indexes.
Category: Science

Building An American Identity

Author : Robert Louis Levin
ISBN : MINN:319510014504815
Genre : Architectural writing
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Planning A Home

Author : Sarah Faulkner
ISBN : MINN:31951D028335765
Genre : Interior decoration.
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Offers a practical, problem-solving approach to the elements and principles of design, color, furniture, and interior decoration for home owners as well as students
Category: Interior decoration.

Catalogue

Author : Harvard University. Graduate School of Design. Library
ISBN : UOM:39015007174280
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Art Books

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ISBN : UOM:39015007198883
Genre : Art
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Including an international directory of museum permanent collection catalogs.
Category: Art

Washington Post Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119858871
Genre : Newspapers
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Category: Newspapers

Freelance Forever

Author : Marietta Whittlesey
ISBN : IND:39000008443819
Genre : Self-employed
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Category: Self-employed

Help Your Child In School

Author : Bernard Percy
ISBN : MINN:319510002257648
Genre : Domestic education
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Category: Domestic education

Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : UOM:39015062316305
Genre : American drama
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Category: American drama