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The Resource Utility reassessed : the role of ethics in the practice of design, edited by Judy Attfield

Utility reassessed : the role of ethics in the practice of design, edited by Judy Attfield

Label
Utility reassessed : the role of ethics in the practice of design
Title
Utility reassessed
Title remainder
the role of ethics in the practice of design
Statement of responsibility
edited by Judy Attfield
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Utility Reassessed brings fresh perspectives on the history and theory of Utility design based on new research into a broad sweep of areas ranging from an investigation into the hitherto undiscovered design for a post-war Utility vehicle, to a critique of the dangers of 'good design'. Rather than repeating the old argument about the inadequacies of modern functional design, it approaches Utility as part of the continuing history of the search to improve the human condition through the application of rational thought in the construction of the material world."--Jacket
  • "Utility Reassessed brings fresh perspectives on the history and theory of Utility design based on new research into a broad sweep of areas ranging from an investigation into the hitherto undiscovered design for a post-war Utility vehicle, to a critique of the dangers of 'good design'. Rather than repeating the old argument about the inadequacies of modern functional design, it approaches Utility as part of the continuing history of the search to improve the human condition through the application of rational thought in the construction of the material world."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
745.401
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Attfield, Judy
Series statement
Studies in design and material culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Design
  • British Utility Design Scheme
  • Functionalism in art
  • Design
  • Design
  • Teleology
  • Design
Label
Utility reassessed : the role of ethics in the practice of design, edited by Judy Attfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Utility reassessed / Judy Attfield -- Utility prefigured : Ruskin and St George's Mill / Linda Coleing -- 'Pro arte utili' : the utility principle in Finnish textile design education / Marjo Wiberg -- An episode in post-Utility design management : the Council of Industrial Design and the Co-operative Wholesale Society / Jonathan M. Woodham -- 'Beauty, everyday and for all' : the social vision of design in Stalinist Poland / David Crowley -- 'The beauty of stark utility' : rational consumption in America -- Consumer reports 1936-54 / Susie McKellar -- The design of Utility vehicles in wartime Britain / Jonathan Bell -- Utility furniture and the myth of Utility 1943-48 / Matthew Denney -- The Utility garment : its design and effect on the mass market 1942-45 / Helen Reynolds -- Fashion, femininity and 'frivolous' consumption in World-War-Two Britain / Pat Kirkham -- Utility forgot : shaping the future of the British pottery industry 1941-1945 / Graham McLaren -- Enid Marx : designing textiles for the Utility Furniture Design Advisory Panel / Cynthia R. Weaver -- Utility, design principles and the ethical tradition / Nigel Whiteley -- Freedom of design / Judy Attfield -- Utility and the politics of consumption / Patrick J. Maguire -- Fascinating fitness : the dangers of good design / Judy Attfield -- Design and the state : post-war horizons and pre-millennial aspirations / Jonathan M. Woodham
Control code
42274192
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 268 pages
Isbn
9780719058448
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Utility reassessed : the role of ethics in the practice of design, edited by Judy Attfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Utility reassessed / Judy Attfield -- Utility prefigured : Ruskin and St George's Mill / Linda Coleing -- 'Pro arte utili' : the utility principle in Finnish textile design education / Marjo Wiberg -- An episode in post-Utility design management : the Council of Industrial Design and the Co-operative Wholesale Society / Jonathan M. Woodham -- 'Beauty, everyday and for all' : the social vision of design in Stalinist Poland / David Crowley -- 'The beauty of stark utility' : rational consumption in America -- Consumer reports 1936-54 / Susie McKellar -- The design of Utility vehicles in wartime Britain / Jonathan Bell -- Utility furniture and the myth of Utility 1943-48 / Matthew Denney -- The Utility garment : its design and effect on the mass market 1942-45 / Helen Reynolds -- Fashion, femininity and 'frivolous' consumption in World-War-Two Britain / Pat Kirkham -- Utility forgot : shaping the future of the British pottery industry 1941-1945 / Graham McLaren -- Enid Marx : designing textiles for the Utility Furniture Design Advisory Panel / Cynthia R. Weaver -- Utility, design principles and the ethical tradition / Nigel Whiteley -- Freedom of design / Judy Attfield -- Utility and the politics of consumption / Patrick J. Maguire -- Fascinating fitness : the dangers of good design / Judy Attfield -- Design and the state : post-war horizons and pre-millennial aspirations / Jonathan M. Woodham
Control code
42274192
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 268 pages
Isbn
9780719058448
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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