The Resource Auto opium : a social history of American automobile design, David Gartman

Auto opium : a social history of American automobile design, David Gartman

Label
Auto opium : a social history of American automobile design
Title
Auto opium
Title remainder
a social history of American automobile design
Statement of responsibility
David Gartman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The automobile continues to be the privileged product of the culture of mass consumption, yet there has been little scholarly attention to what concerns consumers most - the appearance of cars. Auto Opium is the first comprehensive history of the profession and aesthetics of American automobile design. The author reveals how the appearance of vehicles became an integral part of the system of mass production and mass consumption forged in the struggles of American society
  • The book traces the development of automobile design, from the first utilitarian cars around the turn of the century to the most modern of symbol-laden cultural icons. The author shows that the aesthetic qualities of vehicles were shaped by the social conflicts generated by the process of mass production. These conflicts became channeled into the realm of mass consumption, where working Americans demanded beautiful, stylish, and constantly improving cars to compensate them for the deprivations of mass production. Creating a unique blend of business, social, and cultural history, Auto Opium connects the social struggles of America to the organizational struggles of designers and the marketplace struggles of firms
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gartman, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL255
LC item number
.G33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Esthétique
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • United States
  • Auto's
  • Auto-industrie
  • Industriële vormgeving
  • Design
  • Geschichte
  • Personenkraftwagen
  • USA
  • Design
  • USA
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Esthétique
Label
Auto opium : a social history of American automobile design, David Gartman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The aesthetics of Fordism -- 2. Early development of the automotive form -- 3. Diverging paths of design: mass and class production -- 4. The struggle for styling I: The 1920s and the birth of automobile styling -- 5. The struggle for styling II: The Depression and the decade of streamlining -- 6. 1950s' fins and the triumph of fantastic styling -- 7. The rise and fall of auto individuality -- Epilogue: Design in the wake of Fordism
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 264 pages
Isbn
9780415105729
Lccn
93049738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29670435
  • (OCoLC)ocm29670435
Label
Auto opium : a social history of American automobile design, David Gartman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The aesthetics of Fordism -- 2. Early development of the automotive form -- 3. Diverging paths of design: mass and class production -- 4. The struggle for styling I: The 1920s and the birth of automobile styling -- 5. The struggle for styling II: The Depression and the decade of streamlining -- 6. 1950s' fins and the triumph of fantastic styling -- 7. The rise and fall of auto individuality -- Epilogue: Design in the wake of Fordism
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 264 pages
Isbn
9780415105729
Lccn
93049738
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29670435
  • (OCoLC)ocm29670435

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