Design Discourse: History, Theory, Criticism
University of Chicago Press, Sep 15, 1989 - Art - 291 pages
Although design infuses every object in the material world and gives form to immaterial processes as well, it is only recently that design itself has become the focus of intellectual debate. In Design Discourse, Victor Margolin gathers together a body of new writing in the emerging field of design studies. The contributors argue in different ways for a rethinking of design in light of its cultural significance and its powerful position in today's society.
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AFTER THE MODERNISTS
Abraham A Moles
THE INTERPRETATION OF DESIGN
Jack H Williamson
A Preliminary Mapping
List of Contributors
abstract action advertising analysis Andrea Branzi architecture argument audience avant-garde Barthes Bauhaus Bonsiepe Branzi Casabella century communication complex concept consumer context critical culture decorative defined design activity design history Design Issues design practice design professions design studies design theory designed objects designer's Dick Hebdige Dilnot discipline drawing economic edited El Lissitzky elements emotional environment essay esthetic everyday example expression feminist field figure function graphic design grid Gui Bonsiepe historians history of design human ideas ideology important individual industrial design Information Design Journal Isotype kitsch language London Macbeth material meaning ment modern modernist nature Neurath office automation Otto Neurath patriarchy persuasion possible postmodern problems professional rational relation relationship rhetoric Roland Barthes role semiotic sense social society specific structure style symbolic technological reasoning things tion traditional users values Victor Papanek visual women York