Things Come Apart

Things Come Apart

A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

Book - 2013
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Making visible the inner workings of some of the world's most familiar designs, this book reconnects you with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works... guaranteed to appeal to anyone with a curiosity about the material world. -- Publisher's website.
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013
ISBN: 9780500516768
Branch Call Number: 670.222 MCLELLAN
Characteristics: 1 volume (various pagings, some folded) : color illustrations ; 35 cm


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May 28, 2015

A manual of inspiration for the tinkerer or the person who obsesses about how things are put together. The author intersperses short essays on his experience as a designer/fixer/educator with his own photographs of various items that he has disassembled. Sometimes the essays seem disjointed in the context of the book because they are not tied directly to the subjects of the photographs. The book as a whole is a monument to creativity and industrial design, particularly when it comes to manufacturing of the old school.


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