The 99% Invisible City

The 99% Invisible City

A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

eBook - 2020
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Have you ever stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings? Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships? Mars and Kohlstedt reveal the stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. They celebrate design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs. This exploration of the origins and stories behind power grids, fire escapes, drinking fountains and more will delight anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]
ISBN: 0358125022 electronic book
9780358125020 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Kohlstedt, Kurt - Author

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Feb 03, 2021

Instead of line drawings I think actual photographs of the material would have been more illustrative.

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