This groundbreaking anthology is the first to focus exclusively on the history of industrial design. With essays written by some of the greatest designers, visionaries, policy makers, theorists, critics, and historians of the past two centuries, The Industrial Design Reader traces the history of industrial design, industrialization, and mass production in the United States and throughout the world.
Spanning from the 1850s to the present, The Industrial Design Reader includes everything from William Morris's writings about the Arts and Crafts movement to Nixon's and Khrushchev's "Kitchen Debate"; from Marinetti's Futurism manifesto to Toyota's "just-in-time" production strategies. This valuable resource provides educators, students, and practitioners of industrial design with a unique and multifaceted reading experience.
Includes essays and speeches by Henry Ford Sigmund Freud, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Walter Gropius, R. Buckminster Fuller, Henry Dreyfuss, Ralph Nader, Karl Marx, John Ruskin and many other protagonists of industrial design. The Industrial Design Reader is co-published by Allworth Press and the Design Management Institute.