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andlt;Pandgt;China is on the verge of a design revolution. A andquot;third generationandquot; of the People's Republic of China that came of age during China's andquot;opening upandquot; period of the 1980s now strives for fame, fortune, and self expression. This generation, workers in their thirties and forties, has more freedom to create--and to consume--than their parents or grandparents. In andlt;Iandgt;China's Design Revolutionandlt;/Iandgt;, Lorraine Justice maps the evolution of Chinese design and innovation. Justice explains that just as this andquot;third generationandquot; (post-Revolution, post--Cultural Revolution) reaches for self-expression, China's government is making massive investments in design and innovation, supporting design and creative activities (including design education programs, innovation parks, and privatized companies) at the local and national levels. The goal is to stimulate economic growth--and to establish China as a global creative power. Influenced by Mao and Confucius, communism and capitalism, patriotism and cosmopolitanism, China's third generation will drive the culture of design and innovation in China--and maybe the rest of the world. Justice describes and documents examples of Chinese design and innovation that range from ancient ceramics to communist propaganda posters. She then explores current award-winning projects in media, fashion, graphic, interior, and product design; and examines the lifestyle and purchasing trends of the andquot;fourth generation,andquot; now in their teens and twenties. andlt;Iandgt; China's Design Revolutionandlt;/Iandgt; offers an essential guide to the inextricably entwined stories of design, culture, and politics in China.andlt;/Pandgt;

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China is on the verge of a design revolution. A "third generation" of the People's Republic of China that came of age during China's "opening up" period of the 1980s now strives for fame, fortune, and self expression. This generation, workers in their thirties and forties, has more freedom to create--and to consume--than their parents or grandparents. In China's Design Revolution, Lorraine Justice maps the evolution of Chinese design and innovation. Justice explains that just as this "third generation" (post-Revolution, post--Cultural Revolution) reaches for self-expression, China's government is making massive investments in design and innovation, supporting design and creative activities (including design education programs, innovation parks, and privatized companies) at the local and national levels. The goal is to stimulate economic growth--and to establish China as a global creative power. Influenced by Mao and Confucius, communism and capitalism, patriotism and cosmopolitanism, China's third generation will drive the culture of design and innovation in China--and maybe the rest of the world. Justice describes and documents examples of Chinese design and innovation that range from ancient ceramics to communist propaganda posters. She then explores current award-winning projects in media, fashion, graphic, interior, and product design; and examines the lifestyle and purchasing trends of the "fourth generation," now in their teens and twenties. China's Design Revolution offers an essential guide to the inextricably entwined stories of design, culture, and politics in China.

About the Author

Lorraine Justice, formerly Director of the School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is Dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262017428
Author:
Justice, Lorraine
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Author:
Xiangyang, Xin
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Xinyang, Xin
Location:
Cambridge
Copyright:
Series:
Design Thinking, Design Theory China's Design Revolution
Publication Date:
20120330
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 figures, 1 table
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Design History
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Style and Design
History and Social Science » Asia » China » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media

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"Synopsis" by , China is on the verge of a design revolution. A "third generation" of the People's Republic of China that came of age during China's "opening up" period of the 1980s now strives for fame, fortune, and self expression. This generation, workers in their thirties and forties, has more freedom to create--and to consume--than their parents or grandparents. In China's Design Revolution, Lorraine Justice maps the evolution of Chinese design and innovation. Justice explains that just as this "third generation" (post-Revolution, post--Cultural Revolution) reaches for self-expression, China's government is making massive investments in design and innovation, supporting design and creative activities (including design education programs, innovation parks, and privatized companies) at the local and national levels. The goal is to stimulate economic growth--and to establish China as a global creative power. Influenced by Mao and Confucius, communism and capitalism, patriotism and cosmopolitanism, China's third generation will drive the culture of design and innovation in China--and maybe the rest of the world. Justice describes and documents examples of Chinese design and innovation that range from ancient ceramics to communist propaganda posters. She then explores current award-winning projects in media, fashion, graphic, interior, and product design; and examines the lifestyle and purchasing trends of the "fourth generation," now in their teens and twenties. China's Design Revolution offers an essential guide to the inextricably entwined stories of design, culture, and politics in China.
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