The Genius of Design

The Genius of Design

DVD - 2010
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Every aspect of modern life is influenced by industrial design, from office chairs to apartment complexes. This fascinating series delves into the personalities and technology that shape the world's environment, economy, and culture.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, 2010
ISBN: 9781598284683
1598284681
Branch Call Number: DVD 745.409 Genius
745.409 G331
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (242 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + viewer's guide (12 p.)

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AL_ANNAL Jul 14, 2017

What do Tupperware, Airstream travel trailers, telephones, and tanks have in common? Each of these items appears in the terrific BBC documentary “The Genius of Design.” This nicely paced film places the history of design within broader political, cultural, and engineering contexts from the early 20th century through today. It's fun to view the world of everyday objects in which we are immersed from the perspective of those who create these objects.

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LadyManx
Jun 13, 2016

Thought it was quite fascinating, but it did lapse into generalities at the oddest times. Cameo by Stephen Fry who I had no idea was that into design. His comments are very interesting.

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Sandee
Sep 26, 2011

This is an informative series. The program on the Bauhaus is particularly good.

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Bopuppy
Aug 14, 2011

Exceptionally interesting educational documentary: photography, narration, interviews are all top-notch. My only criticism relates to the final 10-15 minutes of the last program; it's an hurriedly assembled afterthought and doesn't measure up to the rest of the series. Highly recommended.

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