About fewer better things from the former director of the museum of arts and design in new york a timely and passionate case for the role of the well designed object in the digital age. Fewer better things the hidden wisdom of objects a new book forthcoming from bloomsbury in august 2018 here is the full introduction. From the former director of the museum of arts and design in new york a timely and passionate case for the role of the well designed object in the digital age curator and scholar glenn adamson opens fewer better things by contrasting his beloved childhood teddy bear to the smartphones and digital . Adamson argues that objects cross cultural barriers and provide a shared understanding of culture and history by creating meaningful connections to objects we can move towards a sustainable world where we surround ourselves with fewer but better things. Fewer better things explores the history of craft in its many forms explaining how raw materials tools design and technique come together to produce beauty and utility in handmade or manufactured items
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