Utility Reassessed

Utility Reassessed

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Reassessing the concept of utility, this thought-provoking collection explores the philosophy behind utility, and offer a discussion of rational, or ethical, design theory. Rather than repeating arguments about the inadequacies of modern functional design, the book approaches the subject as a continuing history which has attempted to improve the human condition through a process of rational thought in the construction of the material world. Detailed historical studies of cars, textiles, clothing, ceramics, and furniture are presented alongside a generic definition of utility which puts forth a new ethical design theory.The Role of Ethics in the Practice of Design Judy Attfield ... in the Shadow Factory Scheme, under which new factories were built at Acocks Green, Birmingham and Lode Lane in Solihull. ... in 1944, and post-war production was relocated to Solihull, where Hercules radial engines were produced during the war, as well as ... Rovera#39;s invitation on to the scheme was an indication of official recognition of the companya#39;s technical ability, as it was a ... II, /// and V8, Windrow and Greene, 1993.

Title:Utility Reassessed
Author:Judy Attfield
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 1999-01


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