California : designing freedom / Justin McGuirk and Brendan McGetrick.

Author
McGuirk, Justin [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London : Phaidon Press Limited in partnership with the Design Museum, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 28 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Author
Host institution
Form/​Genre
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • History
Summary note
Our lives, homes, and work are, whether we realize it or not, being designed in California. Our day-to-day experiences are increasingly filtered through social media interfaces, and the Internet of Things is nearly a reality. This important book accesses California's potent influence on today's design culture and traces its evolution, from the influence of 'The Whole Earth Catalog' in the 1960s to the emergence of the Silicon Valley tech giants that are now having a massive influence on contemporary life around the world.
Notes
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Design Museum, London, 24 May-15 October 2017.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Foreword -- Selling freedom : tools of personal liberation -- Go where you want : tools of movement and escape -- See what you want : tools of perception and fantasy -- Say what you want : tools of self-expression and rebellion -- Make what you want : tools of production and self-reliance -- Join who you want : tools of collaboration and community -- Interviews -- Afterword -- Biographies.
Other title(s)
Designing freedom
ISBN
  • 071487423X
  • 9780714874234
OCLC
990349602
RCP
C - S

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