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Author Betts, Paul, 1963-
Title The authority of everyday objects : a cultural history of West German industrial design / Paul Betts.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004]

Series Weimar and now ; 34
Weimar and now ; 34.
Subject Industrial design -- Germany -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 319 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-338) and index.
Contents Illustrations; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Design, the Cold War, and West German Culture; 1. Re-Enchanting the Commodity: Nazi Modernism Reconsidered; 2. The Conscience of the Nation: The New German Werkbund; 3. The Nierentisch Nemesis: The Promise and Peril of Organic Design; 4. Design and Its Discontents: The Ulm Institute of Design; 5. Design, Liberalism, and the State: The German Design Council; 6. Coming in from the Cold: Design and Domesticity; CONCLUSION: Memory and Materialism: The Return of History as Design; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary From the Werkbund to the Bauhaus to Braun, from furniture to automobiles to consumer appliances, twentieth-century industrial design is closely associated with Germany. In this pathbreaking study, Paul Betts brings to light the crucial role that design played in building a progressive West German industrial culture atop the charred remains of the past.
Note Print version record.
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ISBN 9780520941359 (electronic bk.)
0520941357 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 56732963
Additional Format Print version: Betts, Paul. Authority of everyday objects. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004 0520240049 (DLC) 2003006429 (OCoLC)52056639