The Uncommon Life of Common Objects
The Uncommon Life of Common Objects
The Uncommon Life of Common Objects
The Uncommon Life of Common Objects

The Uncommon Life of Common Objects

Lovingly illustrated, always touching, sometimes nostalgic and often hilarious, The Uncommon Life of Common Objects, is a topical reader that is at once a personal manifesto, a look at how design influences and responds to our changing lives, and a study of society and its values and the infusion of meaning into inanimate objects. Author Akiko Busch devotes a chapter to each of 12 common objects, and discusses her and others’ experiences that give everyday things their significance. (D.A.P.)

As managing editor of this book I worked with the team at Metropolis magazine (Metropolis Books is a joint venture between D.A.P. and Metropolis), in particular editor Diana Murphy, and George Skelcher who did the lovely, gentle illustrations of the objects. I also created and kept production schedule and budget, and liaised with the printer and graphic designer.

SUMMARY | Role: Managing Editor
Published by:
Metropolis Books, 2005,
Written by
: Akiko Busch

Edited by: Diana Murphy. Foreword by: Susan S. Szenasy
Original illustrations by: George Skelcher

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