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The Practical Idealists, Twenty-five years of designing for industry

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Editor(s): John and Avril Blake
Publisher: Lund Humphfries
Publication: 1969, First Edition
Binding: Case-bound
Pages: 147
Size: 215 x 300mm
Text: English
Design: Herbert Spencer and Hansje Oorthurys

(Extract) 'In 1968, DRU (Design Research Unit) reached its silver jubilee, and we were commissioned by the publishers to write a book to commemorate the event. Our assignment, however, was not to produce a conventional history of one particular organization, but to use the jubilee occasion to survey in broader terms the course of design progress since the war. Within this context, we have used DRU as an example to show how the major trends and changes have affected the practice of design for industry and, in turn, how design practice has itself influenced the course of events. This is why, although the work of other designers is referred to in the text, all the illustrations are of DRU's designers and their work.'

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show light shelf ware consistent with age. Slight rubbing to covers. No DJ. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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