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The Industrial Design Reader

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With input from a diverse range of industry experts/designers, theorists, critics, historians, and curators, this anthology is the first to focus exclusively on the history of industrial design. This pioneering guide traces the entire history of industrial design, industrialization, and mass production from 1850 until today. Sixty comprehensive essays written by designers, theorists, advertisers, historians, and curators detail the most crucial movements, issues, and accomplishments of industrial design. They combine news reports on the very first design workshops, aesthetic manifestos, lectures, and more from the biggest names in the field: William Morris. Henry Dreyfuss, and Victor Papanek, to name only a few. The Industrial Design Reader is an excellent resource for educators, students, and practicing designers.
The Industrial Design Reader
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This pioneering anthology focuses exclusively on the history of industrial design. Sixty full-length primary source essays detail the most crucial movements, issues and accomplishments of industrial design. Written by a wide range of experts - designers, theorists, critics, advertisers, historians and curators - the book traces the history of industrial design, industrialization and mass production in the United States and other design centres from 1850 to the present day. The book combines news reports on the first design workshops, early reviews of household products, aesthetic manifestos, excerpts from socio-economic debates on mass production and lectures into a lively overview of this dynamic field. The texts were selected according to criteria such as canonicity, notoriety of the writer, pithiness and entertainment value and include key texts from visionaries such as William Morris, Henry Dreyfuss and Victor Papanek. Edited by an expert on industrial design history, the book provides educators, students and practitioners of industrial design a unique one-stop reading experience and resource.
Carma Gorman teaches industrial design at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has been published in numerous industry periodicals.
Short Title
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN READER
Pages
243
Publisher
Allworth Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
1581153104
ISBN-13
9781581153101
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
745.2
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-10-31
Imprint
Allworth Press,U.S.
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Edited by
Carma Gorman
Affiliation
Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA
Author
Gorman
Audience
General/Trade
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