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Award-winning Signed Book - John Vassos: Design for Modern Life

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2-002
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Item Description

You are bidding on a signed copy of John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life, an ALA award winning biography of the life and work of John Vassos, RCA's key consultant designer through the rise of radio and television and into the computer era. Vassos conceived a vision for the look of new technologies still with us today. A founder of the Industrial Designers Society of America, he was instrumental in the development of a self-conscious industrial design profession during the late 1920s and 1930s and into the postwar period. Drawing on unpublished records and correspondence, Shapiro creates a portrait of a designer whose early artistic work in books like Phobia and Contempo critiqued the commercialization of modern life but whose later design work sought to accommodate it.

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Author Danielle Shapiro lives in Baltimore City.

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