qThis insightful, wide-ranging book surveys applied arts and industrial design from the eighteenth century to the present day, exploring the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing, and the technological, social, and commercial context in which the relationship developed. The effects of a vastly enlarged audience for the products of modern design and the complex dyanmic of mass consumption are also discussed. Part of this dynamic reveals that products serve as signs for desires that have little to do with need or function.q -- book jacket.Digital technology affects a number of different fields, such as information systems, computer science and engineering, ... At the Hochschule fur Gestaltung at Ulm, Tomas Maldonado advocated a curriculum for design that balanced the shaping of materials with the study of social and political ... Each of these examples contains elements of aquot;softnessaquot; before the digital age. ... of the division of labor and mechanized mass production as well as in the reaction against industrial technology.
|Title||:||History of Modern Design|
|Publisher||:||Laurence King Publishing - 2003|