Monday, August 6, 2012

The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

Art. Two different audiences are likely to enjoy Thomas Thwaites’ clever book, The Toaster Project: people who think when they see an object that they could replicate it, and those whose projects seem to turn out like the toaster on the cover of this book. This entertaining book describes the process by which Thwaites builds a working toaster from scratch over the course of nine months, at a cost considerably higher than what we would pay for a unit that was mass produced. This is a funky and fun work of art that is like nothing else I’ve read. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Toaster Project from

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