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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practice, Paperback / softback Book

Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practice Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 168 pages, 31 BW illus
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Industrial / commercial art & design
  • ISBN: 9781350125179



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