Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780745305226 Published December 1990 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $57.00 ISBN: 9780745302744 Published December 1990 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Design History and the History of Design

John A. Walker

Design History and the History of Design

John A. Walker

Distributed for Pluto Press

264 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457 | © 1988
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780745305226 Published December 1990 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $57.00 ISBN: 9780745302744 Published December 1990 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Design History and the History of Design
2. Defining the Object of Study
3. Craft and Design
4. Designers and Designed Goods—the Proper Objects of Study?
5. Production—consumption Model
6. General Problems of History-writing
7. Varieties of Design History
8. Style, Styling and Lifestyle 
9. Consumption, Reception, Taste 
“Conclusion”
From/female Follows
Function/male: Feminist Critiques of Design, by Judy Attfield
Bibliography
Index
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