Cover of: Small Things Considered | Henry Petroski

Small Things Considered

Why There Is No Perfect Design

Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The nature of design
Looking at design
Design, design everywhere
Illuminating design
Driven by design
Design in a box
Labyrinthine design
Design out of a paper bag
Domestic design
Folk design
Kitchen-sink design
Off-the-shelf design
Familiar design
Design by the numbers
Selective design
A brush with design
Design hits the wall
Design rising

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination 288 p.
Number of pages 304
Dimensions 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
Weight 1.4 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library OL8362921M
Internet Archive smallthingsconsi00petr
ISBN 10 1400040507
ISBN 13 9781400040506
Library Thing 71308
Goodreads 1562035

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