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SONY DESIGN: MAKING MODERN. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, 2015. 280 pp. with 232 ills. (215 col.) and 89 col. reference ills. 30 x 23 cm. LC 2014-949688 ISBN 9780847844999 In English.
Publisher's description: An impressive book dedicated to the innovative designs of Sony, a trailblazer in personal electronics and pioneer of the legendary and highly successful WALKMAN, Handycam, and other portable electronics. Emerging from the ashes of the Second World War, Sony Corporation pioneered the miniaturization of electronics and created some of the most innovative technologies of the postwar period. Following the model of one of its founders, Masaru Ibuka established Sony with the goal of doing what had never been done before. Beginning with the TR-63 from 1957, the world's first truly pocket-sized transistor radio, Sony launched the consumer microelectronics industry and gave rise to some of the most memorable products that transformed the way billions of people consume media. Notable for their ease of use, Sony's products embody the utility of good design and have themselves become objects of desire. This book beautifully catalogs their vast achievements in design and impact on global culture for almost seventy years. In-depth case studies from Sony's archives on the development of the WALKMAN, the Handycam, the flat-screen TV, and the PlayStation make this the definitive history of Sony design. Through Sony's relentless pursuit of innovation, this book is a tribute to the passion that continues to live on in their products today.
Artist(s):Sony (firm)
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Japan — Post-1970 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 164081
Hardcover $75.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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