BRACES, LEVERS, FETISHES & TALISMANS. Michael Marriott. Side Issues

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This publication contains pictures of eighty-four different hand tools from the collection of Michael Marriott. It celebrates the objects both for their function and for their inherent beauty in repose. Accompanying the objects is an essay by Neil Cummings entitled “Look at me, Look at me, Look at me”, which was originally published in Architectural Design magazine in 2002. It explores Reyner Banham’s notion of the “furniturisation” of everyday objects, and questions why previously unselfconscious domestic artifacts are now promoted as great design.
edited by
Philippe Desarzens

Tools collection and pictures by

Michael Marriott
Text by Neil Cummings
Back cover text by Duncan Riches
€25.00
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Birds At Airports, Philippe Desarzens. 2003

Posted in art, graphic design, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store on December 2nd, 2010
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Birds At Airports, Philippe Desarzens

is a self published project achieved during bird’s autumn migration period in 2003.
It includes a booklet / poster. Airports today are interesting places to observe the human-bird
interaction. A multitude of decoys, signs or sounds are used to scare off birds.
This work is also a reflection on our way to communicate.

D 15€