Design Studies: A Reader

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"Design Studies: A Reader 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 seventy 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 concludes with a guide to further reading. In addition, a final section of specially commissioned essays analyzes ten seminal designs of the twentieth 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." Authors include: Theodor Adorno, Arjun Appadurai, Reyner Banham, Jean Baudrillard, Zygmunt Bauman, Pierre Bourdieu, Cheryl Buckley, Michel de Certeau, Margaret Crawford, Arthur C Danto, Adrian Forty, Michel Foucault, Buckminster Fuller, Paul du Gay, Erving Goffman, Donna Haraway, Dick Hebdige, John Chris Jones, Guy Julier, Naomi Klein, Ezio Manzini, Victor Margolin, Karl Marx, Daniel Miller, Victor Papanek, Nikolaus Pevsner, John Styles, and John Walker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847882363
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Pages: 658
  • Sales rank: 476,625
  • Product dimensions: 9.54 (w) x 7.26 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Hazel Clark is Chair of the Dept. of Art and Design Studies and David Brody is Assistant Professor of Design Studies, both at Parsons the New School for Design, New York. Hazel Clark is co-editor of Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion and The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity and Globalization. David Brody's forthcoming book is Visualizing Empire: Orientalism and American Imperialism in the Philippines.

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Table of Contents

* Annotated Guide to Further Reading
• Section Introduction
• Part Introduction
• 50. John Styles, Manufacturing Consumption and Design
• 51. Paul du Gay, et al, The Sony Walkman
• 52. Stuart Walker, Integration of Scale
• 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
• 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 Introduction
• Part Introduction
• 61. Arjun Appadurai, Modernity at Large
• 62. Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Globalism, Nationalism, and Design
• 63. Guy Julier, Responses to Globalisation
• 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
• Part Introduction
• 68. William McDonough and Michael Braungart

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    JUST DON'T... please

    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.

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