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Design History and the History of Design (Paperback)

John A. Walker

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ISBN 10: 0745305229 / ISBN 13: 9780745305226
Published by PLUTO PRESS, United Kingdom, 1990
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Language: English . Brand New Book. An essential overview as well as a theoretical critique for all students of design history. Walker studies the intellectual discipline of Design History and the issues that confront scholars writing histories of design. Taking his approach from a range of related fields, he discusses the problems of defining design and writing history. He considers the different methods that leading scholars have used in the absence of a theoretical framework, and looks critically at a number of histories of design and architecture. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780745305226

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Title: Design History and the History of Design (...

Publisher: PLUTO PRESS, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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An essential overview as well as a theoretical critique for all students of design history. Walker studies the intellectual discipline of Design History and the issues that confront scholars writing histories of design. Taking his approach from a range of related fields, he discusses the problems of defining design and writing history. He considers the different methods that leading scholars have used in the absence of a theoretical framework, and looks critically at a number of histories of design and architecture.

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John A Walker recently retired as Reader in Art and Design History at Middlesex University. The author of a number of books on art theory and aspects of popular culture, his other Pluto press titles include Cultural Offensive: America's Impact on British Art since 1945, and Art and Outrage: Provocation, Controversy and the Avant Garde.

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