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This miscellany of mysterious objects celebrates the beauty of simple, useful things. If you have ever thatched a roof, measured a skull, stuffed a rabbit or walked on a whale, you may well recognize some of these tools. If you haven’t, but admire the work of, say, Miró, Duchamp and Cornell, you will appreciate these accidental masterpieces of the everyday. These are the tools of life, some developed according to our basic human needs, some for less obvious ends, still others from vanishing trades, yet all display a beauty and meaning beyond their function. There is something in these objects that will touch the designer, artist, inventor or collector in us all.
Table of Contents
Foreword · Introduction · Hitting · Cutting · Gripping · Holding Rubbing · Shielding · Moulding · Spreading · Testing
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'Surprisingly absorbing' --V&A Magazine
'From biscuit cutters and meat tenderisers to carpet beaters, Objectivity revels in their design beauty and functionality'
--Homes & Interiors Scotland
'A collection of intriguing tools... not just a hoard of esoterica'
--The World of Interiors
'A miscellany of mysterious objects that celebrate the pleasing form of simple, useful things ... stunningly photographed'
David Usborne is a London-based architect.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 192 pages. 8.46x8.46x0.91 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0500515018
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. ISBN: . 9780500515013. Publisher : Thames and Hudson. Format : HB. Seller Inventory # AM3-Z5882
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0500515018