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An Introduction To Design And Culture

Author: Penny Sparke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415686180
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This third edition of An Introduction to Design and Culture has been revised and updated throughout to include issues of globalization, sustainability and digital/interactive design. New for this edition is a chapter which covers key changes in design culture. Design culture has changed dramatically in the 21st century, the designer-hero is now much less in evidence and design has become much more interdisciplinary. Drawing on a wealth of mass-produced artefacts, images and environments including sewing machines, cars, televisions, clothes, electronic and branded goods and exhibitions, author Penny Sparke shows how design has helped to shape and reflect our social and cultural development. This introduction to the development of modern (and postmodern) design is ideal for undergraduate students.

Dynamics In Document Design

Author: Karen A. Schriver
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471306368
Size: 44.40 MB
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From an international leader in document design, research-based insights about writing and visualizing documents that people can use . . . This book is for writers and graphic designers who create the many types of documents people use every day at home or school, in business or government. From high-tech instruction manuals and textbooks to health communications and information graphics, to online information and World Wide Web pages, this book offers one of the first research-based portraits of what readers need from documents and of how document designers can take those needs into account. Drawing on research about how people interpret words and pictures, this book presents a new and more complete image of the reader--a person who is not only trying to understand prose and graphics but who is responding to them aesthetically and emotionally. Written by document design expert Karen A. Schriver, Dynamics in Document Design features: * Case studies of documents before and after revision, showing how people think and feel about them * Analyses of the interplay of text and pictures, revealing how words, space, visuals, and typography can work together * A fascinating and informative timeline of the international evolution of document design from 1900 to the present

The Routledge Companion To Design Studies

Author: Penny Sparke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317203291
Size: 24.77 MB
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Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design - a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of sub-disciplines - has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and sub-disciplines such as: sustainable design, design for well-being, empathic design, design activism, design anthropology, and many more. The Routledge Companion to Design Studies charts this new expanded spectrum and embraces the wide range of scholarship relating to design - theoretical, practice-related and historical - that has emerged over the last four decades. Comprised of forty-three newly-commissioned essays, the Companion is organized into the following six sections: Defining Design: Discipline, Process Defining Design: Objects, Spaces Designing Identities: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation Designing Society: Empathy, Responsibility, Consumption, the Everyday Design and Politics: Activism, Intervention, Regulation Designing the World: Globalization, Transnationalism, Translation Contributors include both established and emerging scholars and the essays offer an international scope, covering work emanating from, and relating to, design in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of Design Studies.

Alma Mater

Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9780870238697
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Reprint of the Knopf original of 1985 (which is distinguished by inclusion in BCL3 . Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Verygraphic

Author: Piotr Rypson
Publisher: Culture PL
ISBN: 9788360263181
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With almost 60 chapters, contributions from 30 authors and nearly 450 pages, "VeryGraphic: Polish Designers of the 20th Century" is the first comprehensive history of Polish graphic design. The book showcases its immense and diverse legacy, from the world-renowned Polish Poster school to the lesser-known achievements of artists in the field of applied graphic design, including books and covers, typography and lettering, logos and visual identification as well as packaging. Chronologically detailing the work of over 60 of the most prominent Polish designers, the volume offers a review of Polish graphic design unprecedented in its scope. The cover of each copy is hand-painted, rendering it a truly one-of-a-kind object.

Art In Theory 1900 2000

Author: Charles Harrison
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9780631227083
Size: 32.80 MB
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These 300 texts provide a vivid introduction to the history of art between 1900 and 2000. Major themes considered include: concepts of genius and originality, modes of landscape painting, the question of Modernity, and the aesthetics of photography.

Becoming Mexican American

Author: George J. Sanchez
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195096487
Size: 38.35 MB
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Twentieth century Los Angeles has been the focus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between distinct cultures in U.S. history. In this pioneering study, Sanchez explores how Mexican immigrants "Americanized" themselves in order to fit in, thereby losing part of their own culture.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1616416971
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After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas.