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  1. Design for the Real World
    Human Ecology and Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, and mink-oil fertilizer for "the plant that has everything." Papanek discusses why the things you buy are expensive, badly designed, unsafe, and often don't work. He proposes alternative ways of thinking and alternative designs for safe, inexpensive, and desperately needed products.
  2. People's Aesthetics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    An essay on self-proclaimed "progressives" and their hypocritical defense of cultural hierarchies and consumption of popular or lower middle class culture for camp value. He opines that the distinction between craft and art is class based.

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