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Writing Design provides a unique look at the process and consequences of converting the material properties of designed goods into verbal or textual description. It examines how we learn about the objects that surround us: we gather sensory information by viewing and using objects, but we also learn about objects through the written and spoken word, from product labels, store signage, and recommendations from friends, social media and traditional media.

Even as design commentators have become increasingly preoccupied with issues of mediation, the intersection of design and language has remained, heretofore, under-explored. Issues discussed in this book include the role of text in informing design consumption, designing with and through language, and the challenges and opportunities raised by design without language. Bringing together a wide range of scholars and practitioners, Writing Design reveals the difficulties, ethics and politics of writing about design.

About the Author

Grace Lees-Maffei is Reader in Design History in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire and is co-editor of The Design History Reader (Berg, 2010).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847889553
Publisher:
Berg Publishers
Subject:
Criticism
Author:
Lees-Maffei, Grace
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.64 x 6.76 x 0.57 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism

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