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Iconic designs : 50 stories about 50 things, edited by Grace Lees-Maffei

Label
Iconic designs : 50 stories about 50 things
Title
Iconic designs
Title remainder
50 stories about 50 things
Statement of responsibility
edited by Grace Lees-Maffei
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by 'iconic' and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity. 50 compact chapters examine designs ranging from everyday goods to high-end 'designer' objects and explores how iconicity was established and how it contributes to our understanding of iconic design, by considering production, consumption and legacy alongside similar or contemporaneous objects. The book is divided into five parts, each addressing a thematic locus, arranged in a sequence from the public to the personal. This structure demonstrates that icons are not only a public phenomenon but infiltrate our intimate self-identity, in the form of objects which we carry with us and contribute to our sense of self. With significantly longer object entries than standard texts, this is essential reading for students and scholars of design history, design criticism, design studies and material culture studies, museum studies, art and architectural history, architecture and design practice"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
745.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK1175
LC item number
.I29 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lees-Maffei, Grace
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  • Design
  • DESIGN
  • DESIGN
  • DESIGN
  • DESIGN
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ART
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Design
  • Design
  • Arkitektur
  • Produktutveckling
Label
Iconic designs : 50 stories about 50 things, edited by Grace Lees-Maffei
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Interrogating iconic design / Grace Lees-Maffei -- Part I. Hot in the city : Eiffel Tower, France: Gustave Eiffel, 1889 / Claire Jones -- Ford Model T, USA: Henry Ford, 1908 / Paul Hazell -- London Underground Diagram, UK: Harry Beck, 1931 / Christoph Lueder -- Tuk Tuk, Italy/Thailand: Corradino D'Ascanio, 1948- / Thomas Brandt -- Sydney Opera House, Australia: Jørn Utzon, Denmark, 1955-1973 / D.J. Huppatz -- McDonald's Golden Arches Logo, USA: Jim Schindler, 1968 / D.J. Huppatz -- Mobility Scooter, USA: Allen R. Thieme, 1968 / Nicolas P. Maffei -- Concorde, France/UK: Pierre Satre/Sir Archibald Russell, Aerospatiale/BAe, 1969 / Amy E. Foster -- The London Eye, UK: Marks Barfield Architects, 1999 / Jilly Traganou and Grace Vetrocq Tuttle -- The Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE: Nakheel Properties, 2001- / Dolly Jørgensen -- Part II. Page turners and screen sirens : Isotype, Austria: Marie Reidemeister, Otto Neurath, Gerd Arntz, 1925-1934 / Ellen Lupton -- Metropolis, Germany: Fritz Lang, 1927 / Nathaniel Robert Walker -- Penguin Books, UK: Allen Lane, 1935 and Jan Tschichold, 1947-1949 / Paul Shaw -- Helvetica, Switzerland: Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann, 1957 / Kerry William Purcell -- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover, UK: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, 1967 / Alice Twemlow -- Graphical User Interface (GUI), USA: Apple, 1984 / Paul Atkinson -- Benetton Advertising Campaigns, Italy: Oliviero Toscani, 1986- / Cilia Lury -- Ray Gun, USA: David Carson, 1992-1995 / Julia Moszkowicz -- eBay.com, USA: Pierre Omidyar, 1995 / Ida Engholm -- Facebook, USA: Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, 2003 / Alison Gazzard --
  • Part III. Genius at work : Paper clip, USA: Samuel B. Fay, 1867 / Joe Moran -- Wooton Desk, USA: William S. Wooton, 1874 / Kenneth L. Ames -- Incandescent light bulb, USA: Thomas Edison, 1880 / Carroll Pursell -- Streamlined pencil sharpener, USA: Raymond Loewy, 1933 / Nicolas P. Maffei -- Bic Cristal pen, France: Société PPA, 1950 / Susan Lambert -- Polypropylene Chair, UK: Robin Day, 1960-1963 / Susan Lambert -- 'Valentine' Typewriter, Italy: Ettore Sottsass Jr. and Perry A. King for C. Olivetti S.p.A., 1969 / Penny Sparke -- Rubik's Cube, Hungary: Ernö Rubik, 1974 / Kjetil Fallan -- Post-It Note, USA: Spender Silver and Arthur Fry for 3M, 1980 / Alice Twemlow -- Apple iMac G3, USA: Jonathan Ive for Apple, 1998 / Paul Atkinson -- Part IV. Home rules : Portland Vase, UK: Josiah Wedgwood, 1789 / Glenn Adamson -- Heinz 57 Varieties: Henry J. Heinz & L. Clarence Noble, 1869 / Michael J. Golec -- 'Strawberry Thief', UK: William Morris, 1883 / Emma Ferry -- Frankfurt Kitchen, Germany: Grete Lihotzky, 1926 / Finn Arne Jørgensen -- Clubsessel, 'B3' 'Wassily' chair, Germany: Marcel Breuer, 1927 / Clive Edwards -- Princess Telephone, USA: Henry Dreyfuss for Bell Telephone, 1959 / Lasse Brunnström -- LEGO, Denmark: Ole Kirk Christiansen, 1958 / Kjetil Fallan -- Barbie, USA: Ruth Handler/Mattel, 1959 / Juliette Peers -- Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer, Italy/France: Philippe Starck, 1990 / Grace Lees-Maffei -- Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner, UK: James Dyson, 1993 / Louise Crewe --
  • Part V. Personal effects : Chopsticks, China: c. 3,000 BC / Yunah Lee -- Zōri and flip-flop sandal, Japan/World: n.d. / Martha Chaiklin -- Levi's Jeans, USA: Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss & Co., 1873 / Christopher Breward -- Swiss Army knife, Switzerland: Karl Elsener, Victorinox, 1891 / Catharine Rossi -- Brownie Camera, USA: Eastman Kodak, 1900 / Marc Olivier -- Chanel Suit, France: Coco Chanel, c. 1913 / Hazel Clark -- Coca-Cola Bottle, USA: Earl R. Dean, 1915 / Finn Arne Jørgensen -- Hello Kitty, Japan: Yūko Shimizu for Sanrio, 1974 / Brian J. McVeigh -- Sony Walkman, Japan: Nobutoshi Kihara, 1978 / Juliette Kristensen -- Wind-Up Radio, UK/South Africa: Trevor Baylis, 1992 / Gabriele Oropallo
Control code
ocn860754458
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780857853523
Lccn
2013045858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857853523
  • (OCoLC)860754458
Label
Iconic designs : 50 stories about 50 things, edited by Grace Lees-Maffei
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: Interrogating iconic design / Grace Lees-Maffei -- Part I. Hot in the city : Eiffel Tower, France: Gustave Eiffel, 1889 / Claire Jones -- Ford Model T, USA: Henry Ford, 1908 / Paul Hazell -- London Underground Diagram, UK: Harry Beck, 1931 / Christoph Lueder -- Tuk Tuk, Italy/Thailand: Corradino D'Ascanio, 1948- / Thomas Brandt -- Sydney Opera House, Australia: Jørn Utzon, Denmark, 1955-1973 / D.J. Huppatz -- McDonald's Golden Arches Logo, USA: Jim Schindler, 1968 / D.J. Huppatz -- Mobility Scooter, USA: Allen R. Thieme, 1968 / Nicolas P. Maffei -- Concorde, France/UK: Pierre Satre/Sir Archibald Russell, Aerospatiale/BAe, 1969 / Amy E. Foster -- The London Eye, UK: Marks Barfield Architects, 1999 / Jilly Traganou and Grace Vetrocq Tuttle -- The Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE: Nakheel Properties, 2001- / Dolly Jørgensen -- Part II. Page turners and screen sirens : Isotype, Austria: Marie Reidemeister, Otto Neurath, Gerd Arntz, 1925-1934 / Ellen Lupton -- Metropolis, Germany: Fritz Lang, 1927 / Nathaniel Robert Walker -- Penguin Books, UK: Allen Lane, 1935 and Jan Tschichold, 1947-1949 / Paul Shaw -- Helvetica, Switzerland: Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann, 1957 / Kerry William Purcell -- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover, UK: Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, 1967 / Alice Twemlow -- Graphical User Interface (GUI), USA: Apple, 1984 / Paul Atkinson -- Benetton Advertising Campaigns, Italy: Oliviero Toscani, 1986- / Cilia Lury -- Ray Gun, USA: David Carson, 1992-1995 / Julia Moszkowicz -- eBay.com, USA: Pierre Omidyar, 1995 / Ida Engholm -- Facebook, USA: Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, 2003 / Alison Gazzard --
  • Part III. Genius at work : Paper clip, USA: Samuel B. Fay, 1867 / Joe Moran -- Wooton Desk, USA: William S. Wooton, 1874 / Kenneth L. Ames -- Incandescent light bulb, USA: Thomas Edison, 1880 / Carroll Pursell -- Streamlined pencil sharpener, USA: Raymond Loewy, 1933 / Nicolas P. Maffei -- Bic Cristal pen, France: Société PPA, 1950 / Susan Lambert -- Polypropylene Chair, UK: Robin Day, 1960-1963 / Susan Lambert -- 'Valentine' Typewriter, Italy: Ettore Sottsass Jr. and Perry A. King for C. Olivetti S.p.A., 1969 / Penny Sparke -- Rubik's Cube, Hungary: Ernö Rubik, 1974 / Kjetil Fallan -- Post-It Note, USA: Spender Silver and Arthur Fry for 3M, 1980 / Alice Twemlow -- Apple iMac G3, USA: Jonathan Ive for Apple, 1998 / Paul Atkinson -- Part IV. Home rules : Portland Vase, UK: Josiah Wedgwood, 1789 / Glenn Adamson -- Heinz 57 Varieties: Henry J. Heinz & L. Clarence Noble, 1869 / Michael J. Golec -- 'Strawberry Thief', UK: William Morris, 1883 / Emma Ferry -- Frankfurt Kitchen, Germany: Grete Lihotzky, 1926 / Finn Arne Jørgensen -- Clubsessel, 'B3' 'Wassily' chair, Germany: Marcel Breuer, 1927 / Clive Edwards -- Princess Telephone, USA: Henry Dreyfuss for Bell Telephone, 1959 / Lasse Brunnström -- LEGO, Denmark: Ole Kirk Christiansen, 1958 / Kjetil Fallan -- Barbie, USA: Ruth Handler/Mattel, 1959 / Juliette Peers -- Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer, Italy/France: Philippe Starck, 1990 / Grace Lees-Maffei -- Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner, UK: James Dyson, 1993 / Louise Crewe --
  • Part V. Personal effects : Chopsticks, China: c. 3,000 BC / Yunah Lee -- Zōri and flip-flop sandal, Japan/World: n.d. / Martha Chaiklin -- Levi's Jeans, USA: Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss & Co., 1873 / Christopher Breward -- Swiss Army knife, Switzerland: Karl Elsener, Victorinox, 1891 / Catharine Rossi -- Brownie Camera, USA: Eastman Kodak, 1900 / Marc Olivier -- Chanel Suit, France: Coco Chanel, c. 1913 / Hazel Clark -- Coca-Cola Bottle, USA: Earl R. Dean, 1915 / Finn Arne Jørgensen -- Hello Kitty, Japan: Yūko Shimizu for Sanrio, 1974 / Brian J. McVeigh -- Sony Walkman, Japan: Nobutoshi Kihara, 1978 / Juliette Kristensen -- Wind-Up Radio, UK/South Africa: Trevor Baylis, 1992 / Gabriele Oropallo
Control code
ocn860754458
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780857853523
Lccn
2013045858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780857853523
  • (OCoLC)860754458

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