By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons

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An inspiring resource for design students, professionals, or anyone else who could benefit
from a fuller appreciation of the design process, By Design vividly shows how design affects
our most significant human activities. A network of engrossing stories illuminate the process
as it applies to architecture, industrial design, interior design, fashion design, graphic
design, and the design of business and social situations. It is the perfect accompaniment to
a broad area of foundation courses for designers-in-training. This new edition of the popular
classic features updated examples of timeless ideas, illustrated in full color. A concluding
chapter discusses what has, and has not, changed since the first edition, examining
design responses to radical technological development and shifting consumer demands.

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An inspiring resource for design students, professionals, or anyone who could benefit from a fuller appreciation of the design process. By Design vividly shows how design affects our most significant human activities. A network of engrossing stories illuminate the process as it applies to industrial design, interior design, fashion design, graphic design, and social situations.

This new edition of a popular classic features updated examples of timeless ideas, illustrated in full color. A concluding chapter discusses what has, and has not, changed since the first edition, examining design responses to radical technological developments and shifting consumer demands. An elegant foreword by Paola Antonelli of the Museum of Modern Arts Department of Architecture and Design reintroduces the book to a fresh generation of readers.

About the Author:

Ralph Caplan writes about design for both professional and consumer publications, speaks about design to both professional and general audiences, and consults with both designers and their clients. His articles have appeared in such publications as Design Quarterly, Interior Design, the New York Times, and House and Garden. Caplan has lectured at many design schools and universities in the United States and abroad, and has been a keynote speaker at professional design conferences in all design disciplines. A former editor-in-chief of I.D. magazine, he is an honorary member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and a director emeritus of the International Design Conference in Aspen. In 2005, he was writer-in-residence at the Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts.

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