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Bauhaus Weaving TheoryFrom Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design

Tai Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687237
eISBN:
9781452949031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687237.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

The Bauhaus school in Germany has been understood through the writings of its founding director Walter Gropius and several artists who taught there: Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and László ... More

Designing Our Way to a Better World

Designing Our Way to a Better World

Thomas Fisher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

Design involves envisioning what we need that doesn’t yet exist, and realizing possible futures better than what we have. This book applies that way of thinking about design to a range of poorly ... More

Designing the Creative ChildPlaythings and Places in Midcentury America

Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America

Amy F. Ogata

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679607
eISBN:
9781452948119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679607.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book explores how a perception of children as imaginative and “naturally” creative was constructed, disseminated, and consumed in the United States after World War II. I argue that educational ... More

Hot MetalMaterial Culture and Tangible Labour

Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and ... More

John VassosIndustrial Design for Modern Life

John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Danielle Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book is the first biography of artist and industrial designer John Vassos. The book positions him as a significant figure in the development of a self-conscious industrial design profession ... More

OvercrowdedDesigning Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas

Overcrowded: Designing Meaningful Products in a World Awash with Ideas

Roberto. Verganti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035361
eISBN:
9780262335829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035361.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

We live in a world awash with ideas. We have become more creative, and thanks to digital technologies, we have easy access to an unprecedented amount of novel opportunities. How to make sense of this ... More

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