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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415320160
ISBN-10: 041532016X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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