Metropolis examines contemporary life through design—architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation. Subjects range from the
sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use. In looking for why design happens
in a certain way, Metropolis explores the economic, environmental, social, cultural, political, and technological context.
With its innovative graphic presentation and its provocative voice, Metropolis shows how richly designed our world can