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Publications Museum für Gestaltung Zürich: On Time

On Time

Objects of Chronometry

On Time presents items from the Design Collection of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich that speak to a hot-button issue in society today: time as a luxury and the tools associated with it. The many devices that discipline our dealings with time display a surprising formal and functional diversity - they range from a wristwatch to GPS, from a printed train schedule to a mobile phone, from birth control pills to the family planner, from the digital cuckoo clock to the Palm Pilot. In the tradition-conscious industry of time-telling devices, the debate on timeless design versus up-to-the-minute style arrived comparatively late - but wielded a major impact. The book interweaves image and text to create a reference guide to the design history of time measurement that is both informative and entertaining. In contrast to other sector-specific collection catalogues and chronicles, the emphasis here is on design at the crossroads between creativity, invention, production and the market.

With texts by Timm Delfs and Norbert Wild.

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / Renate Menzi (eds.)
Design Collection, vol. 2
av edition
Design: Philippa Walz
16,5 × 24 cm
96 pages
160 illustrations
German / English
Article no. 781002
CHF 14.00

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