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What is Design Today?

Marcus, George H.

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ISBN 10: 0810990814 / ISBN 13: 9780810990814
Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 2002
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143 pp., illus. (chiefly col.), biblio., index; 26 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. "Like it or not, we are a part of an object-obsessed culture. We interact with design - both good and bad - every day. So why are so many of us uncertain of design's meaning and its role in our lives? In the first book to break down the issues of design for a general audience, University of Pennsylvania art history professor 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 graphics today. From Toyota's 'Hybrid' car to Nike's design-it-yourself Nike iD shoe program to Philippe Starck's injection-molded indoor/outdoor plastic lounge chairs, design comprises all of the objects that surround us - the things we wear, the products we use, the vehicles we ride in, and the media that communicate with us graphically. For those who concern themselves with any or all of these things, this book will be a revelation. / George H. Marcus is Adjunct Assistant Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania." - Publisher. Contents: What is Design Today?; Understanding Process; Setting Style; Using Technology; Being Responsible; Serving Individuals; Conveying Messages; Making Choices. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 029127

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Title: What is Design Today?

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st.

Book Type: Collectible

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Seeks to clarify the role of design today while exploring its related issues, touring top examples of dynamic imagery that characterize today's products and graphics. Original.

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Head of Publications and Graphic Design at the Philadelphia museum of Art.

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