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Meaningful Stuff : Design That Lasts

Meaningful Stuff : Design That Lasts


 An argument for a design philosophy of better, not more.

Never have we wanted, owned, and wasted so much stuff. Our consumptive path through modern life leaves a wake of social and ecological destruction--sneakers worn only once, bicycles barely even ridden, and forgotten smartphones languishing in drawers. By what perverse alchemy do our newest, coolest things so readily transform into meaningless junk? In Meaningful Stuff, Jonathan Chapman investigates why we throw away things that still work, and shows how we can design products, services, and systems that last.

Product details

  •  Hardback | 232 pages
  •  152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  •  MIT Press
  •  United States
  •  English
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  •  0262045729
  •  9780262045728

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