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<img width="640" height="960" src="" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="In profile, Ralph Caplan, a white man with white hair in advanced age wearing a suit, at a podium. Behind him is a red wall." style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 933w, 200w, 1024w, 1365w, 157w, 1707w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="38170" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="1707,2560" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Richard Patterson&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon EOS 7D&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;Cooper Hewitt National Design Week 2010. .Design Awards at Cipriani&#039;s in NYC on October 13, 2010..All Photos RICHARD PATTERSON\u00a9.Photo Credit RICHARD PATTERSON.&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1287087956&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot; Patterson\u00a9&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;125&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;1000&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.01&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="DesignAwards_Ceremony2010_HR_038 (1)" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />Author: Ellen Lupton Ralph Caplan (1925–2020) was a writer and thinker. His 1982 book By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV, and Other Object Lessons appeared at a time when few people were addressing the everyday impact of design. His 2005 book Cracking the Whip is...
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