Design Studies: A Reader
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I like the way the book is structured by contemporary topics. It shows how Design is becoming more complex and how the emerging discipline of Design Studies has risen to this challenge. It establishes the field for all those interested in Design and its impact on the contemporary world. - Scott Klinker (Cranbook Academy of Art, USA) If you're looking to do a little self-education this fall, this just might be the book for you. Until now, I've used my own mix of 'greatest hits' essays to inform our reading seminars. Amy Azzarito, Apartment Therapy Blog Provides a great deal of food for thought for beginning design students from numerous subdisciplines and is also a good refresher for more advanced scholars. Eduardo Corte-Real, IADE Design School, Portugal A wonderful and richly engaging book that would be invaluable to any student both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study to draw upon as a one-stop companion and re
Smart Compilation Scott Klinker As a design educator, I've been waiting for a smart compilation of design essays for my graduate 3D design students. Until now, I've used my own mix of 'greatest hits' essays to inform our reading seminars. This year I began using this compilation with my graduate students. I like the way the book is structured by contemporary topics, i.e. sustainability. Samantha Barbour said This books is fantastic! It is helping me greatly with my thesis. This books is fantastic! It is helping me greatly with my thesis. All the articles are easy to read and are a great resource for looking into other resources.. All the books I've bought, are written very successful All the books I've bought, are written very successful.
In addition, a final section of specially commissioned essays analyzes 10 seminal designs of the 20th Century, from Helvetica to the cell phone. 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. 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.. Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, the reader brings together over 70 key texts. 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,
David Brody's forthcoming book is Visualizing Empire: Orientalism and American Imperialism in the Philippines.. Hazel Clark is co-editor of Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion and The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity and Globalization. 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