Design is everywhere. It seduces, pleases and inspires us. It makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are. An iPhone, an anglepoise lamp, a Picasso, a banknote, an Armani suit, a William Morris textile, a Lucky Strike packet, a spacecraft - every object tells a story. And understanding their stories offers us a whole new way of seeing the world.
Director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic was born in London of Yugoslav parents. He is a former architecture critic for the Observer and a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art. Sudjic was director of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2002 and is author of The Edifice Complex, the much-praised 100-Miles City, the best-selling Architecture Pack, The Language of Things and monographs on John Pawson, Ron Arad and Richard Rogers.
"A nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects...witty, well observed and wide-ranging." ( Guardian)
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By Frederick on 12-03-17
One of my top 5!
This book is full of insight to design and the cultural, social impact it has on us all.
The in-depth knowledge and storytelling reminds me of John Bergers, Ways of Seeing.
Highly recommend this book to everyone.
Narration was also great.