Accompanies Betsky's first exhibition as curator of architecture and
design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, April to August
1997. Positing that icons are objects of everyday use that contain a
universe of associations in their simple but dense abstraction, he
presents modernist artifacts of the designed environment, mostly
commercial products. Full-page, high quality color photographs
comprise about half of the book. No index.
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