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Objectivity A Designer's Book of Curious Tools

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ISBN-10: 0500288712

ISBN-13: 9780500288719

Edition: 2010

Authors: David Usborne, Thomas Heatherwick

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If you have ever thatched a roof, measured a baby’s skull, or castrated a bull, you will recognize some of these objects. If you haven’t but admire the work of, say, Warhol, Duchamp, or Cornell, you will appreciate these accidental masterpieces of daily life. Some tools were developed to satisfy basic human needs, some for less obvious ends, and still others are the relics of vanishing trades, yet all display a beauty and meaning beyond their function. More than 400 objects, ancient and modern, are presented in sections that broadly characterize their use: hitting, cutting, holding, shielding, molding, spreading, gripping, rubbing, and testing. From a nineteenth-century fruit picker to…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.20" wide x 8.10" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

David Usborne is a London-based architect.