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The Total Package Thomas Hine

The Total Package By Thomas Hine

The Total Package by Thomas Hine

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* 'Nothing less than a cultural history of the American character, as seen through - or in - the metal, glass and cardboard carriers that most of us take for granted.' - PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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The Total Package by Thomas Hine

Subtitle: The secret History and Hidden Meanings of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and other Persuasive Containers.

Packages understand us better than we understand packages. Today's marketers know that they have to trigger desire instantly - and they do so visually, creating packages that make all the right promises, through hidden messages that play on our deepest fears and desires.

In THE TOTAL PACKAGE the renowned design critic Thomas Hine reveals the sophisticated ways modern manufacturers appeal to our emotions in order to sell their products. Tracing the art and science of package design from its emergence in the last century to today's most instantly recognisable brand images, Hine has written an essential book for students of popular culture, designers, marketers and anyone who goes shopping.

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Informative... entertaining...a stimulating book for anyone interested in the way we are. * New York TIMES BOOK REVIEW *
THE TOTAL PACKAGE has to be the bible of the industry: everything is there, all the nuances. The book presents a clear picture to both professional and layman. * - PRIMO ANGELI, designer 1996 Olympic Games *

About Thomas Hine

Thomas Hine writes on design and popular culture for the New York Times and other publication. he is the Multimedia editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and the author of two previous books.

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The Total Package by Thomas Hine
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown & Company
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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