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By Jeffrey L. Meikle

ISBN-10: 0192842196

ISBN-13: 9780192842190

From the Cadillac to the Apple Mac, the skyscraper to the Tiffany lampshade, the realm during which we are living has been profoundly prompted for over a century via the paintings of yank designers. however the product is simply the top of a narrative that's jam-packed with interesting questions. What has been the social and cultural function of layout in American society? to provide priceless issues that buyers desire? Or to cajole them to shop for issues that they do not desire? the place does the designer
stand in all this? and the way has the function of layout in the US replaced through the years, because the early days of the younger Republic?

Jeffrey Meikle explores the social and cultural background of yankee layout spanning over centuries, from the home made furnishings and items of the early 19th century, during the period of industrialization and the mass creation of the computer age, to the information-based society of the current, protecting every thing from the humanities and Crafts stream to paintings Deco, modernism to post-modernism, MOMA to the Tupperware bowl.

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