Design Quarterly [dq] Number 157 Fall 1992

Filler, Martin, ed.

Published by Minneapolis: Walker Art Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992, 1992
Soft cover
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40 p., soft cover. This journal, features a painting by Alexis Smith commissioned by the magazine in recollection of the Los Angles Riots (the Watts Riots) of 1965 and an eclectic series of pieces-a couple of them dealing with poverty, disillusionment, and violence and the relationship between those things and art, architecture, and city design. Gil Troy writes on advertising: "Stars, Stripes, and Spots," in political staging and symbols, particularly in the 1992 Clinton-Bush presidential contest. Filler discusses the sites of presidential inaugurations. Adam Goodheart attacks "Artificial Greenery," the hypocritical, delusional, or contradictory use of "eco-friendly" claims, methods, and products in luring consumers. Filler wishes more architects would engage in theoretical and speculative work rather than considering construction the true architectural calling-this piece is accompanied by a several-page foldout of watercolor-and-ink drawings by Lauretta Vinciarelli. Roz Chast does an amusing two-page cartoon spread about the "Museum of 1980s Design." Herbert J. Gans writes on the life, culture, populations, and stereotypes of high-rise public housing buildings, college dormitories, etc. "Calvinism Unclothed," by Valerie Steele, pointing out the disjunction of Calvin Klein's controversially sexual ads and his mostly restrained clothing lines. Last but not least, Camilo Jose Vergara presents "A View from South Central [Los Angeles, site of the Watts Towers]." Black-and-white and full-color illustrations. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 62086dq

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Title: Design Quarterly [dq] Number 157 Fall 1992

Publisher: Minneapolis: Walker Art Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft cover

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