Things Come Apart

Things Come Apart

A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

Book - 2013
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This extraordinary book makes visible the inner complexity of some of the world's most iconic products. Photographer Todd McLellan disassembles mechanical relics such as the typewriter and modern gadgets such as the iPad, before laying them out and photographing them in meticulously detailed arrangements, or with individual pieces frozen in mid-air.
Publisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
ISBN: 9780500516768
Characteristics: 1 volume (various pagings) :,illustrations (some colour) ;,35 cm


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May 28, 2015

A manual of inspiration for the tinkerer or the person who obsesses about how things are put together. The author intersperses short essays on his experience as a designer/fixer/educator with his own photographs of various items that he has disassembled. Sometimes the essays seem disjointed in the context of the book because they are not tied directly to the subjects of the photographs. The book as a whole is a monument to creativity and industrial design, particularly when it comes to manufacturing of the old school.

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