Genius of Design

Overview

This release offers a five-part documentary series from the BBC, taking a look at the skill and creativity that make up the world of industrial design. The series discusses the people behind such influential designs as the Ford automobile, Apple computers, and the VW Beetle, with experts and academics offering commentary and analysis on design's ever evolving place in the commercial world.
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Overview

This release offers a five-part documentary series from the BBC, taking a look at the skill and creativity that make up the world of industrial design. The series discusses the people behind such influential designs as the Ford automobile, Apple computers, and the VW Beetle, with experts and academics offering commentary and analysis on design's ever evolving place in the commercial world.
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Special Features

Biographical sketches of influential designers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/29/2011
  • UPC: 054961846894
  • Source: Athena
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 4:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,138

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Genius of Design - Disc 1
1. Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine - Where Does Stuff Come From? [8:54]
2. Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine - Design Language [7:06]
3. Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine - Designing for Idustry [7:11]
4. Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine - The Iron Works [9:23]
5. Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine - Consumption of Design [7:37]
6. Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine - Design a Production [7:42]
1. Episode 2: Designers for Living - Bauhaus [8:36]
2. Episode 2: Designers for Living - Tubular Steel [6:45]
3. Episode 2: Designers for Living - Show Houses for the Future [8:33]
4. Episode 2: Designers for Living - Modern Britain [7:47]
5. Episode 2: Designers for Living - A Beautiful Catastrophe [7:09]
6. Episode 2: Designers for Living - Joe/Josephine [8:59]
1. Episode 3: Blueprints for War - A Brutal Design Concept [7:41]
2. Episode 3: Blueprints for War - The Beetle [5:10]
3. Episode 3: Blueprints for War - Guns for Britain [7:36]
4. Episode 3: Blueprints for War - Aviation History [7:22]
5. Episode 3: Blueprints for War - Tanks [8:48]
6. Episode 3: Blueprints for War - Outproduce the Enemy [5:45]
7. Episode 3: Blueprints for War - Charles & Ray Eames [6:39]
Disc #2 -- The Genius of Design - Disc 2
1. Episode 4: Better Living Through Chemistry - Tupperware Party [8:02]
2. Episode 4: Better Living Through Chemistry - The Motorway [6:33]
3. Episode 4: Better Living Through Chemistry - Italian Style [6:04]
4. Episode 4: Better Living Through Chemistry - Plastic [10:47]
5. Episode 4: Better Living Through Chemistry - Making Stuff Smaller [8:17]
6. Episode 4: Better Living Through Chemistry - Not Aging Well [8:45]
1. Episode 5: Objects of Desire - Emotional Responses [8:19]
2. Episode 5: Objects of Desire - Memphis [9:24]
3. Episode 5: Objects of Desire - Philippe Starck [3:59]
4. Episode 5: Objects of Desire - Subversive Swedes [5:18]
5. Episode 5: Objects of Desire - Shrinking the Machine [12:34]
6. Episode 5: Objects of Desire - Letting the Genie out [9:24]
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Disc #1 -- The Genius of Design - Disc 1
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 1: Ghosts in the Machine
      Episode 2: Designers for Living
      Episode 3: Blueprints for War
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   Biographies of Influential Designers
      Josiah Wedhwood
      Abraham Darby
      Marcel Breuer
      Le Corbusier
      Ferdinand Porsche
      William Francis Gibbs
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Disc #2 -- The Genius of Design - Disc 2
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 4: Better Living Through Chemistry
      Episode 5: Objects of Desire
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   Biographies of Influential Designers
      Earl Silas Tupper
      Verner Panton
      Ettore Sottsass
      Jonathan Ive
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