The Toaster Project
Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch
By Thomas Thwaites
(Princeton Architectural Press, Paperback, 9781568989976, 192pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
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Carl Sagan once said that if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. In his book The Toaster Project, author and artist Thomas Thwaites describes his effort to build a cheap plastic toaster from scratch, and what the project taught him about material goods, self-reliance, international commerce, and globalization. More at NPR.org
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