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The language of things : understanding the world of desirable objects

Sudjic charts our relationship--both innocent and knowing--with all things designed. From the opulent excesses of the catwalk to the playfulness of an Alessi jam jar, he shows how we can be manipulated and seduced by our possessions. With scintillating wit he addresses these questions and more, exploring the reasons why every designer yearns to put a personal stamp on a chair or an adjustable lamp, and where design ends and art begins.--From publisher description
Print Book, English, 2009
1st American ed View all formats and editions
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2009