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Why do we attach sentiment to certain items? How can objects sometimes tell a story more eloquently than people? Akiko Busch devotes a chapter each to 12 common objects—from a video camera, vegetable peeler and snowboard to a baby carriage and a cereal box—to discuss what gives everyday objects their significance. Nostalgic, funny, moving, with original illustrations, it is a look at how design influences and responds to our changing lives, and a study of societal values.

The Uncommon Life of Common Goods: Essays on Design and the Everyday By Akiko Busch, edited by Diana Murphy with a foreword by Metropolis editor-in-chief, Susan S. Szenasy and original illustrations by George Skelcher / Hardcover jacketed / Dimensions: 5.25 x 8 in. / 160 pgs / 12 color / Publication Date: July 2005.

Metropolis Books
H 8” W 5.25”
1 lbs

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