Lewis Mumford Quote

Modern industrial design is based on the principle of conspicuous economy [but] the bourgeois culture which dominates the Western World is founded... on the principle of conspicuous waste.


Lewis Mumford (1930) Modern American design. R.L. Leonard, & C.A. Glassgold (eds.), American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen. p. 9; As cited in: V.T. Clayton et al. Drawing on America's Past, p. 28

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Modern industrial design is based on the principle of conspicuous economy [but] the bourgeois culture which dominates the Western World is founded... ...

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Modern industrial design is based on the principle of conspicuous economy [but] the bourgeois culture which dominates the Western World is founded... ...

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Modern industrial design is based on the principle of conspicuous economy [but] the bourgeois culture which dominates the Western World is founded... ...

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Modern industrial design is based on the principle of conspicuous economy [but] the bourgeois culture which dominates the Western World is founded... ...