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American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow
The twentieth-century's fast cars, trains, and planes promised to conquer space and time; their aerodynamic styling and metallic bodies embodied a new and modern beauty that enchanted American designers from the late 1920s to the 1950s. Streamlining became popular for everything, including toy scooters, typewriters, power tools, teakettles, Coca-Cola bottles, Lucky Strike ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 30th 2005 by Flammarion
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Oct 28, 2015 Nell rated it it was amazing
Every so often, when I wonder why so much bad design surrounds us, I get this book from the library and peruse it again--more for the photos than the text, but it does explain the technological, economic, and social aspects of how streamlined design arose, got modified, and endures.