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  • An elegant, witty and free-ranging survey of industrial product design from Thomas Chippendale's ponderous 18th-century manor-house furnishings to Jonathan Ive's sprightly Macintosh iBooks

  • Sudjic's book rebukes designers for their arrogance and increasing self-importance ... readable, sharp and worthwhile

  • The Language of Things is a happy trot through the colourful landscape formed by design's eternal alternation between use and allure

    Evening Standard
  • Deyan Sudjic presents us with a nightmare vision of a world drowning in objects ... witty, well observed and wide-ranging

  • As a confessional, the book is witty and honest, and Deyan Sudjic remains one of our most insightful commentators

    Royal Academy magazine
  • Articulate and wonderfully knowledgeable ... a very nice object in itself ... much in here for anyone who takes an interest in the world around us

    Time Out

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