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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices (Hardcover) (Matt Malpass)

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Critical Design is becoming an increasingly influential discipline, affecting policy and practice in a range of fields. Matt Malpass's book is the first to introduce critical design as a field, providing a history of the discipline, outlining its key influences, theories and approaches, and explaining how critical design can work in practice through a range of contemporary examples. Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design's role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. Using a wide range of examples from contemporary practice, and drawing on interviews with key practitioners, Matt Malpass provides an introduction to critical design practice and a manifesto for how a radical and unorthodox practice might provide design answers in an age of austerity and ecological crisis.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Matt Malpass
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2017
TCIN: 51720849
UPC: 9781472575180
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4993
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