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Who really bought those modernist fitted kitchens?

  • Paul Mason
  • 18 Apr 06, 11:30 AM

When I idly scrawled about the V&A's exhibition of Modernist Design I bumped into a bigger debate sparked by Simon Jenkins in the Guardian, who has taken umbrage against tower blocks. I decided to steer clear of that furore and took refuge in the library on my week off. But you can never escape... while researching something totally different I came across the following: In Germany in 1929 a sociologist called Erich Fromm carried out research into social attitudes among manual and white collar workers....

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