Book Yesterday's Tomorrow
Yesterday’s Tomorrow presents a series of twentieth century designs that strived to fundamentally reconfigure the way people lived. Employing aesthetics instilled with a sense of the future, they appear distinct to those which were to follow and remind us of the whimsically disruptive visions of their creators.
Distilling these designs into chapters containing plastic residences, modular apartments, kinetic furniture, mechanised offices, amphibious vehicles and artificial intelligence, this book provides a commentary on an imaginative approach to designing for a new world.
Design and words: Benjamin Jay Shand
Illustrations: Eliza Gosse
Benjamin Jay Shand studied Architecture & Design at The University of Sydney and launched his own art and architecture studio in 2020. Experimenting across media to realise a poignant configuration of form engendered in essential geometries and tectonics, his work has been displayed or commissioned for the Venice Biennale, Vivid Sydney, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Montalto Sculpture Prize and Sculptures by the Sea. Shand writes on the built environment and chronicles imaginative twentieth century design via @designtel.