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Hello World

Alice Rawsthorn

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1005-4
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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In Hello World, the internationally renowned design commentator Alice Rawsthorn explores design’s influence on our lives: past, present, and future. Ranging from one woman’s quest for the best prosthetic legs to the 3D printer, Hello World reveals how warlords, scientists, farmers, hackers, activists, and professional designers have used design to different, always fascinating ends. Hello World is a major work that reveals how design can help us make sense of an era defined by colossal changes. With design posed to play a deeper, more meaningful role in our lives, Hello World offers an essential guide.

Praise for Hello World

"Hello World maps and describes contemporary design with flair, passion, clarity and perspective, smartly connecting its most technologically advanced 'mutant' expressions with centuries-old examples and thus with tradition. We were all missing this book. Alice Rawsthorn has succeeded where everyone else has failed: she has written a page-turner about design."—Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art

"Panoramic in scope, passionately argued and highly addictive to read, Hello World is an indispensable guide to design. Seamlessly integrating vivid accounts of contemporary practice with historic precedents, Alice Rawsthorn's book will be an essential reference for decades to come. Hello World is an invaluable toolbox for the twenty-first century." —Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London

Alice Rawsthorn is an international authority on design, whose writing for the global edition of the New York Times has been syndicated worldwide. Rawsthorn has spoken on design at major events, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She is the author of Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography.

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