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Design for the real world; human ecology and social change

Author: Victor J Papanek
Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books [1972, ©1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor J Papanek
ISBN: 0394470362 9780394470368
OCLC Number: 238293
Description: xxviii, 339 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / R. Buckminster Fuller --
Preface --
Part one: Like it is --
What is design? A definition of design and the function complex --
Phtlogenocide: a history of the industrial design profession --
The myth of the noble slob: design, "art," and the crafts --
Do-it-yourself murder: the social and moral responsibilities of the designer --
Our Kleenex culture: obsolescence, permanence, and value --
Snake oil and thalidomide: mass leisure and phony fads in the abundant society --
Part two: How it could be --
Rebel with a cause: creativity vs. conformity --
How to succed in design without really trying: areas of attack for responsible design --
The tree of knowledge: bionics: the use of biological prototypes in the design of man-made systems --
Conspicuous consumptives: design and the environment: pollution, crowding, starvation, and the designed environment --
The neon blackboard: the education of designers and the construction of intergrated design teams --
Design for survival and survival through design: what can we do?
Responsibility: [by] Victor Papanek. With an introd. by R. Buckminster Fuller.

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