Prague College Library: Design History and the History of Design
Title:      Design History and the History of Design
Categories:      Art & Design
BookID:      ad-0016
Authors:      John A. Walker, Judy Attfield
ISBN-10(13):      9780745305226
Publisher:      Pluto Press
Publication date:      1990-10-24
Edition:      New Ed
Number of pages:      243
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Description:      Product Description
An essential overview as well as a theoretical critique for all students of design history. Walker studies the intellectual discipline of Design History and the issues that confront scholars writing histories of design. Taking his approach from a range of related fields, he discusses the problems of defining design and writing history. He considers the different methods that leading scholars have used in the absence of a theoretical framework, and looks critically at a number of histories of design and architecture.