Auto-Opium

Auto-Opium

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This much needed book is the first to provide a comprehensive history of the profession and aesthetics of American automobile design. The author reveals how the appearance of the automobile was shaped by the social conflicts arising from America's mass production system. He connects the social struggles of American society with the organizational struggles of designers to create symbol-laden substitutes for the American dream. Theoretically sophisticated, lucid and compelling, Auto-Opium will appeal to all interested in the American obsession with the car.... 3 Earla#39;s staff, which had grown to around two hundred, acquired expanded quarters, moving from the General Motors ... divisional studios, separating them by locked doors to which only Earl and the Design Committee carried passkeys.


Title:Auto-Opium
Author: David Gartman
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-01-11
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