Toilets, Toasters, Telephones: The How and Why of Everyday Objects
by Susan Goldman Rubin with Illustrations by Elsa Warnick
Paperback in Good Condition
Who invented the toilet? How did the telephone get its shape? Why are the letters on a computer keyboard arranged the way they are? Who decides? In this fascinating history of everyday objects, Susan Goldman Rubin explains how manufacturers realized that well-designed products made more money; why the shape of an object depends on the materials and technology available; and that some designs just can't be improved upon. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, remarkable facts, and definitely user-friendly, Toilets, Toasters, & Telephones, with 30 photographs and 13 elegant drawings by Elsa Warnick, is a delightful narrative of the history of some of the familiar objects we see all around us and the inspired geniuses who are responsible for what they look like.