books: a dull book about design

Just terrible

Apr 22, 2004 by skierpage

★☆☆☆☆ One of the lamest books I’ve ever read. Henry Petroski rambles on about the design of supermarkets, toothbrush holders, stair treads, potato peelers and his Volvo’s cupholders, but there’s minimal historical research or thinking involved. Apart from a section on paper bag design, the trite conclusion of every chapter is the same as the book’s subtitle Why there is no perfect design.

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