Chasing the Perfect
Thoughts on Modernist Design in Our TimeBook - 2006
"In Chasing the Perfect, designer and writer Natalia Ilyin delivers her astute, incisive, and humorous observations on design and the world it has molded. According to Ilyin, "Modern design is based on deeply idealist notions, and its inherent perfectionism has dovetailed beautifully with our commodity-based economy's need to keep people itching so that they will buy things and keep the society chugging along. I began Chasing the Perfect because I started to become aware of this collusion, this silent pressure that a language of design based in perfectionism had brought to bear on how I developed as a person."".
Publisher: New York : Metropolis Books : Available through D.A.P./ Distributed Art Publishers, c2006
Branch Call Number: 745.409 I29c
Characteristics: xi, 131 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm