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date: 12 June 2024

Industrial Design. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Jeffrey L. MeikleJeffrey L. Meikle

As industrialization accelerated and consumer goods proliferated after 1865, competition forced manufacturers to focus on product appearance. Ordinary citizens aspired to comfort, even luxury: patent furniture, lush domestic interiors, eclectic mail-order goods. New materials like celluloid simulated expensive ivory and tortoiseshell. Although an industrial-design profession did not exist in the late nineteenth century, the architect Frank Lloyd ... ...

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