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Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1845204273 ISBN-10: 1845204271 Edition: 4.1.2010

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 4.1.2010 edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845204271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845204273
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,064,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A must read for those interested in the world of things. It explains complicated theoretical texts in ways that will delight readers.” --David Brody, Parsons The New School for Design
 
“A lucid introduction to many of the theoretical perspectives that exist around objects and their design. For students it provides a deep understanding of the social meanings of design in both its production and consumption and the ethical issues that these raise” --Guy Julier, Leeds Metropolitan University

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Prasad Boradkar is Associate Professor in the College of Design at Arizona State University.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By c.ruck on December 3, 2010
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Wonderful book. A must have for any individual seeking to know more behind industrial design and the culture of innovation.
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By Inna Alesina on October 10, 2013
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Very thorough examination of the world of product design. I often assign this book or chapters relevant to the project to my design students. A must read for designers of objects.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By student on October 2, 2012
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I had to buy this book because it is listed in my curriculum in design history. It tries to cover the culture of all things, which is just to much.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Swaty on August 26, 2011
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I read a favorable review of this book and thought it would be interesting. Not so for me. Seems intended for the design professional or scholar, not the general reader. I suspect there is much good and meaty stuff here if one has the background and/or patience to study the text carefully. I do not!
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