Zoom Home Computers
Zoom Home Computers
Zoom Home Computers
Zoom Home Computers
Zoom Home Computers
Zoom Home Computers

Home Computers

£25.00

Showcases the quirky and characterful beginnings of a commercial product that would come to unite the globe: the personal computer

As so much technology is forgotten once it is superseded, this is a celebration of machines, industrial design and techno-utopianism of an era in the not-so-distant past. Conceived as a visual sourcebook of the most popular, most powerful and most idiosyncratic computers to grace our workspaces, this timely publication offers a reflection on how far we’ve come and a nostalgic look at a time when digital worlds could be contained in a box and turned off, rather than ever-present in our lives.

Home Computers opens with a scene-setting retrospective by computer and gaming writer Alex Wiltshire. The book’s heart is a series of specially commissioned photographs that capture details of switches and early user-interface design, letterforms and logos, and the quirks that set one computer off from another. Images are complemented by a potted history of each device, the inventors or personalities behind it, and its innovations and influences.

Designer: Johanne Lian Olsen
Size: 220x255mm
Pages: 256
Publication: 2020
Binding: Casebound book