The Idea of Design

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Victor Margolin, Richard Buchanan
MIT Press, 1995 - Art - 285 pages
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The Idea of Design is an anthology of essays that addresses the nature and practiceof product design and graphic design in the contemporary world. The essays, selected from volumes4-9 of the international journal Design Issues, focus on three themes: reflection on the nature ofdesign, the meaning of products, and the place of design in world culture. The authors aredistinguished scholars, historians, designers, and design educators. The diversity of their workillustrates the pluralistic and interdisciplinary dimensions of the idea of design in contemporaryculture.Contributors : Rudolf Arnheim. S. Balaram. Richard Buchanan. A. Cheng. MihalyCsikszentmihalyi. Yves Deforge. Clive Dilnot. Alain Findeli. Jorge Frascara. Tony Fry. RajeswariGhose. Takuo Hirano. Martin Krampen. Laus Krippendorf. Tomas Maldonado. Victor Margolin. AbrahamMoles. Victor Papanek. Gert Selle. Ann Tyler. Barbara Usherwood.A Design Issues Reader


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About the author (1995)

Victor Margolin is a professor of art and design history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of a number of book, including "The Struggle for Utopia," "Discovering Design," and "Design Discourse," all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Mads Nygaard Folkmann is Associate Professor in the Department of Design and Communication,University of Southern Denmark.

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