Toilets, Toasters & Telephones: The How and Why of Everyday Objects

Toilets Toasters Telephones The How and Why of Everyday Objects Who invented the toilet How did the telephone get its shape Can a refrigerator or a toaster be art And what does a chocolate bar melting in the lab coat of a scientist have to do with the invention of

  • Title: Toilets, Toasters & Telephones: The How and Why of Everyday Objects
  • Author: Susan Goldman Rubin Linda Zuckerman Elsa Warnick
  • ISBN: 9780152014216
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Who invented the toilet How did the telephone get its shape Can a refrigerator or a toaster be art And what does a chocolate bar melting in the lab coat of a scientist have to do with the invention of the microwave In this fascinating history of everyday objects, Susan Goldman Rubin helps us appreciate anew the things we see all around us She also introduces the inspiWho invented the toilet How did the telephone get its shape Can a refrigerator or a toaster be art And what does a chocolate bar melting in the lab coat of a scientist have to do with the invention of the microwave In this fascinating history of everyday objects, Susan Goldman Rubin helps us appreciate anew the things we see all around us She also introduces the inspired geniuses who are responsible for the way these universal objects look Filled with entertaining anecdotes and remarkable facts in a user friendly format, this informative book includes thirteen black and white paintings, thirty vintage photographs, and an extensive bibliography and index Readers will never again look at a bathtub in quite the same way.

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    About "Susan Goldman Rubin Linda Zuckerman Elsa Warnick"

    1. Susan Goldman Rubin Linda Zuckerman Elsa Warnick

      Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of than forty five books for young people, including Andy Warhol Pop Art Painter The Yellow House Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side and Edward Hopper Painter of Light and Shadow A long time instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers Program, Susan Goldman Rubin lives in Malibu, California.

    948 thoughts on “Toilets, Toasters & Telephones: The How and Why of Everyday Objects”

    1. This would have been more interesting if the author had included pictures of all the items described. Without the pictures the book became boring pretty quickly.


    2. Okay, okay. Why would I include this in my list, you're wondering. Kind of a TMI book. Is this the result of a testosterone-heavy household, exposure to too much potty humor over the years?Wait now. This juv. nonfiction was actually a very good read. In simple language, yes, Rubin gives a fascinating and amusing history of common household objects, from stoves and laundry irons to typewriters and telephones. Here's a sample chapter from the section on Pens and Pencils: In 1921 Parker introduced [...]


    3. It was a lot of fun to learn how these every day items came about and some of them, throug the centuries! This author included a lot of fun tidbits of knowledge such as the origin of the British word the "loo"--if you must know, it comes from the French "Guardez l'eau" (watch out for the water--when it was common to empty out chamber pots out the window into the streets). It became "Gardy loo" and hence "loo" for toilets. There, now you can impress your friends! A book written about Mr. Crapper, [...]


    4. I found this to be quite fascinating, although I set it aside for a long time and just now finished it. I would love to read an updated version of this, although it isn't too terribly behind the times yet. It does mention cell phones in its section on phones. Of course the historical bits are still accurate, it's just when comparing the older items to the newest items that this is a bit behind the times.Some random bits I found amusing while I read:* Boys, dogs and even geese were used to turn s [...]


    5. This book takes a few household objects and briefly covers the changes in their design over time. It mentions the effect industrial designers had in production and sales.This easily could have been a book that fascinated me. I wanted more pictures, to see comparisons of the different designs discussed, and more detail and depth.Another thing that could have made this book more interesting would have been more depth to the people mentioned.As it is, it just skimmed over the surface, and really di [...]



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