History of the World in 100 Modern Objects: Middle-Class Stuff (and Nonsense)
Earlier this year I read the brilliant book Worry with Mother by Francesca Hornak. I really enjoyed it so when I saw that Francesca Hornak had also written this book, History of the World in 100 Modern Objects, I was keen to read it too. I love Francesca’s sense of humour and, as a fan of modern product design, this book sounded perfect for me.
The book is not a serious book about product design but a very observant and funny book with illustrations of 100 iconic objects alongside a little vignette about a different character for each object.
Francesca is very observant and these little texts are very funny and on point. They provide a slice of modern life and put a smile on my face.
The book makes a perfect coffee table book to flick through and read bits of when you have a few minutes or for guests to look through when you’re making them a cup of coffee or tea.
The illustrations are gorgeous and so is the cover of the chunky, hardback book.
The contents of the book were a hugely popular weekly column in the Sunday Times Style section and now the column that explored contemporary middle-class life is beautifully collected in this lovely book. I highly recommend it for a fun a read!
Buy the book from Amazon.co.uk. It would make a great gift for design enthusiasts with a good sense of humour!
I was sent this book for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.