Design History and the History of Design

Design History and the History of Design

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 139.7 x 222.25 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 figs
  • 0745302742
  • 9780745302744

About John A. Walker

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.show more

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