Icons: Magnets of Meaning

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1997 - 271 Seiten
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Lipstick. 501s. Las Vegas hotels. What do they mean to us? What do they say about who we are? From freeways to surfboards to corporate logos, twelve everyday objects are recast here as icons - single, physical forms that embody a complex universe of associations. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this striking volume explores these icons as benchmarks for the current state of design and suggests new ways to look at the interconnectedness of design, consumer culture, and the aesthetics of desire. -- from back cover.

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John R. Lane has been director of SFMOMA since 1987.Aaron Betsky is curator of architecture and design at the SFMOMA.

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