DiNoto, Andrea Art Plastic: Designed for Living
New York Abbeville Press (c.1984) 0-89659-696-6 / 9780896596962 3rd printing Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by (photography) David Arky
[nice clean copy, minor handling wear]. Trade PB (B&W/color photographs) An extensively illustrated historical and cultural examination of the development and manufacture of plastic, and the myriad uses to which it has been put. After an introductory section covering the history of plastics and some of the basic styles, the book is divided into the following sections: Vanities (jewelry, hair ornaments, buttons, etc.); Necessities (kitchen equipment, containers, napkin rings, etc.); Pastimes (table games, phones, cameras, radios, etc.); Playthings (novelties, trains, dolls, construction toys, etc.); and Comforts of Home (furniture, stacking systems, lamps, etc.). A fabulous book.