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CRITICAL DESIGN IN CONTEXT: HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICES. Matt Malpass. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2017. 168 pp. with 33 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2016-29739 ISBN 9781472575173 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 175623. Publisher's description: Critical Design is becoming an increasingly influential discipline, affecting policy and practice in a range of fields. Matt Malpass's book is the first to introduce critical design as a field, providing a history of the discipline, outlining its key influences, theories and approaches, and explaining how critical design can work in practice through a range of contemporary examples. Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design's role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. Using a wide range of examples from contemporary practice, and drawing on interviews with key practitioners, Matt Malpass provides an introduction to critical design practice and a manifesto for how a radical and unorthodox practice might provide design answers in an age of austerity and ecological crisis.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1970 — Criticism/Theory — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 175624
Paperbound $29.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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