The Plastics age : from bakelite to beanbags and beyond / edited by Penny Sparke.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-153762

Description

159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Plastics.
Design, Industrial.

Originator

Sparke, Penny.

Contents

The technology of early plastics / Susan Mossman -- The first plastic / Robert Friedel -- Plastics in tha American machine age 1920-1950 / Jeffrey L. Meikle -- Plastics and the future / V.E. Yarsley and E.G. Couzens -- Industrial design and commercial art / John Gloag -- Perceptions of plastics : a study of plastics in Britain 1945-1956 / Claire Catterall -- The Italian way to plastics / Giampiero Bosoni -- Plastics and pop culture / Penny Sparke -- Triumph of software / Reyner Banham -- Plastic / Roland Barthes -- Natural wood, cultural wood / Jean Baudrillard -- Objects and their skin / Ezio Manzini -- Plastic laminate / Barbara Radice -- And of plastics? / Ezio Manzini -- Plastics in the 80's / Sylvia Katz.

Publication

Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press

Description

159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-155) and index.
Rodris Roth Library.

ISBN

087951471X (hc) :
0879514884 (pb)

Call Number

Roth TP1122.P554 1993