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Design for Society - Nigel Whiteley

Paperback Published: 14th November 1994
ISBN: 9780948462658
Number Of Pages: 194
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Although design has become eminently newsworthy among the general public in our society, there is very little understanding to be found of the values and implications that underlie it. Design generates much heat but little light: we live in a world that has much design "consciousness," but little design "awareness." Nigel Whiteley analyses design's role and status today, and discusses what our obsession with it tells us about our own culture.
"Design for Society" is not an anti-design book; rather, it is an anti-consumerist-design book, in that it reveals what most people would agree are the socially and ecologically unsound values and unsatisfactory implications on which the system of consumerist design is constructed. In so doing, it prepares the ground for a more responsible and just type of design.

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`A very good summary of the current social, ecological, and feminist critiques of design... makes a valuable contribution to the current debate over design... an invaluable source for students and tutors as well as designers' - Journal of Design History.

Photographic Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Consumer-led Designp. 7
Green Designp. 47
Responsible Design and Ethical Consumingp. 94
Feminist Perspectivesp. 134
The Way Forward?p. 158
Referencesp. 171
Select Bibliographyp. 177
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780948462658
ISBN-10: 0948462655
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 14th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41

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