The Key Concepts
By (author) Catherine McDermott
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Design by Catherine McDermott
Book DescriptionThis is the essential student's guide to Design - its practice, its theory and its history. Drawing from a wide range of international examples, respected design writer Catherine McDermott explores key topics including: * international design - from Europe to Africa * design history - from Art Nouveau to punk * sustainable design, recycling and green design * design theory - from semiotics to gender, to postcolonialism * design technology, graphic design and the web. Fully cross-referenced, with up-to-date guides for further reading, Design: The Key Concepts is an indispensable reference for students of design, design history, fashion, art and visual culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415320160
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Design, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Catherine McDermott
A guide to design - its practice, its theory and its history. It explores key topics including: international design - from Europe to Africa; design history - from Art Nouveau to punk; sustainable design, recycling and green design theory - from semiotics to gender, to postcolonialism; and design technology, graphic design and the web.
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Author Biography - Catherine McDermott
Catherine McDermott is Professor in the School of Design at Kingston University, London and a well known writer and curator on contemporary design. Her current projects includes work for the Design Council, Museums Association and a project working with African designers and curators.
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