Problems of Design
We all know the designs of George Nelson, but this book reveals an amazing depth of understanding. Nelson ranges far and wide on why design is so important in elements much larger than a piece of furniture. Nothing less than society and cities is fair game for his take on the world. Nelson asks why things are the way that they are and examines urban centers to see what works and what fails. If all you expected was a set of pretty pictures of his chairs, then you should pick one of the many other books that cover his designs. But if you want to know the WHY's of what he designed, then this book will begin to explain the far-reaching approach of one of the greatest designers of the 20th century. Highly recommended!
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