Design Studies: A Reader

Design Studies: A Reader

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by Hazel Clark
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1847882366

ISBN-13: 9781847882363

Pub. Date: 06/15/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This book is the ideal entry point for any student who wants to understand the many complex roles of design--as process, product, function, symbol, and use.

Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, the reader brings together over 70 key texts. The essays are presented in themed sections covering history, methods, theory, visuality, identity,

Overview

This book is the ideal entry point for any student who wants to understand the many complex roles of design--as process, product, function, symbol, and use.

Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, the reader brings together over 70 key texts. The essays are presented in themed sections covering history, methods, theory, visuality, identity, consumption, labor, industrialization, new technology, sustainability, and globalization. Each section is separately introduced and each concluded with a guide to further reading.

Authors include Theodor Adorno, Arjun Appadurai, Rayner Banham, Jean Baudrillard, Pierre Bourdieu, Cheryl Buckley, Michel de Certeau, Margaret Crawford, Michel Foucault, Buckminster Fuller, Paul du Gay, Erving Goffman, Donna Haraway, John Chris Jones, Guy Julier, Naomi Klein, Ezio Manzini, Victor Margolin, and many others. In addition, a final section of specially commissioned essays analyzes 10 seminal designs of the 20th Century, from Helvetica to the cell phone.

Bringing together the best classic and contemporary writing, Design Studies: A Reader will be invaluable to all students of Design as well as to students of Architecture, Art, Material Culture and Sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847882363
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Pages:
658
Sales rank:
745,657
Product dimensions:
9.54(w) x 7.26(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

* Annotated Guide to Further Reading
• SECTION V: LABOR, INDUSTRIALIZATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY
• Section Introduction
• V.1: LABOR AND THE PRODUCTION OF DESIGN
• Part Introduction
• 50. John Styles, Manufacturing Consumption and Design
• 51. Paul du Gay, et al, The Sony Walkman
• 52. Stuart Walker, Integration of Scale
• V.2: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND POST INDUSTRIALIZATION
• Part Introduction
• 53. David Brett, Drawing and the Ideology of Industrialization
• 54. Margaret Crawford, The 'New' Company Town
• 55. Frederick Winslow Taylor, The Principles of Scientific Management
• 56. Abraham Moles, Design and Immateriality
• V.3: NEW DESIGN AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
• Part Introduction
• 57. Bradley Quinn, Hussein Chalayan, Fashion and Technology
• 58. Donald Norman, What's Wrong with the PC?
• 59. Vicente Rafael, The Cell Phone and the Crowd
• 60. Theodor Adorno, Do Not Knock
• Annotated Guide to Further Reading
• SECTION VI: DESIGN AND GLOBAL ISSUES
• Section Introduction
• VI.1: GLOBALIZATION
• Part Introduction
• 61. Arjun Appadurai, Modernity at Large
• 62. Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Globalism, Nationalism, and Design
• 63. Guy Julier, Responses to Globalisation
• VI.2: EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
• Part Introduction
• 64. Kate Stohr, Self-Help and Sites-and Services Programs
• 65. John Hockenberry, The Re-Education of Michael Graves
• 66. Ezio Manzini, A Cosmopolitan Localism
• 67. Earl Tai, Design Justice
• VI.3: SUSTAINABILITY
• Part Introduction
• 68. William McDonough and Michael Braungart

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edu723 More than 1 year ago
well I bought it because I had to. One of the editors is a teacher and he makes it mandatory. If you buy it retail its 85 dollars, I found it online for about 20... I still feel cheated. Funny how pride on the cover is "edited by"... well these editors did a fine job of making run-on-and-on-and-on sentences and crunched words so close in some spots that whole sentences become a single word... truly shameful. DO NOTE: there are NO colors, most texts are dense as the book is thick (over 500 pages), introductions are long enough to be topics on their own... etc. It does inform on certain subjects... that you would find online anyways.