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Discovering Design: Explorations in Design Studies 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0226078159
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From the Back Cover

Discovering Design reflects the growing recognition that the design of the everyday world deserves attention not only as a professional practice but as a subject of social, cultural, and philosophic investigation.

About the Author

Richard Buchanan is professor of design and head of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University and is author of Discovering Design: Explorations in Design Studies (1995).

Victor Margolin is a professor of art and design history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of a number of book, including "The Struggle for Utopia," "Discovering Design," and "Design Discourse," all published by the University of Chicago Press.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (April 15, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226078159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226078151
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #945,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Tiago Toledo on March 16, 2008
Format: Paperback
Very good. The best book i've ever read to define the profession in the 21th century. Good recommendation for students and professionals of product design.

The reading is heavy - that kind of reading that you can spend some time in only one page.
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Design is a topic of social, cultural, and philosophical investigation. This book presents several essays by many contemporary philosophers of design, with a good mix between highly academic rhetoric and slightly more informal writings. Not light reading, but highly enlightening.
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