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Title:
What is design today?
Author:
Marcus, George H.
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Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2002.
Physical Description:
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
What is design today? -- Understanding process -- Setting style -- Using technology -- Being responsible -- Serving individuals -- Conveying messages -- Making choices.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780810990814
Format :
Book

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Central Library NK1510 .M37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Why are so many of us uncertain of design's meaning and its role in our lives? Here, George H. Marcus offers much-needed clarification and a tour of the often smart, political and savvy imagery that characterizes the ever-changing world of products and grapics today.


Author Notes

George H. Marcus is director of publications at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and teaches the history of 20th-century design at the University of Pennsylvania.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Design Today?p. 6
Understanding Processp. 16
Setting Stylep. 40
Using Technologyp. 64
Being Responsiblep. 86
Serving Individualsp. 108
Conveying Messagesp. 122
Afterword: Making Choicesp. 136
Notesp. 139
Acknowledgmentsp. 141
For Further Readingp. 142
Indexp. 143

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