Home futures : living in yesterday's tomorrow / [edited by Eszter Steierhoffer and Justin McGuirk].

  • [London, United Kingdom : Design Museum Publishing, 2018]
  • ©2018
303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm


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The home of the future has long been a topic of fascination in popular culture and an intriguing prospect for designers, and the 20th century offered up countless visions of the future of domestic life, from the aspirational to the radical. Whether it was the dream of the fully mechanized home or the notion that technology might free us from the home altogether, the domestic realm was a site of endless invention and speculation. But what happened to those visions? Are the smart homes of today and patterns of use in the sharing economy the future that architects and designers once predicted, or has the home proved resistant to radical change? 'Home Futures: Living in Yesterday's Tomorrow' explores different approaches to reinventing domestic life, tracing the social and technological developments that have driven change in the home. The first comprehensive survey of the 20th century's aspirational, radical and futuristic visions of the home, this richly illustrated publication showcases a range of ideas and plans for the future from the prescient to the fantastical that designers produced as they imagined new ways of living at home and on the move, independently and collectively, with more and with less.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Design Museum, London, U.K., November 7, 2018-March 24, 2019.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / Deyan Sudjic -- Introduction / Eszter Steierhoffer -- Catalogue. Living with others -- Living on the move -- Living smart -- Living with less -- Living autonomously -- Domestic arcadia -- Reader. Beyond the four walls / Jing Liu of SO-IL -- Loveless: a short history of minimum dwelling / Pier Vittorio Aureli, Martino Tattara and Marson Korbi of Dogma -- The porous interior: privacy and performance at home / Justin McGuirk -- Labour-saving technology and the ideology of ease / Adam Greenfield -- Sexing the smart home / Sarah Kember -- The irrational home / Barry Curtis -- Afterword / Emilio Ambasz.
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Living in yesterday's tomorrow
  • 187200542X
  • 9781872005423
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