The Culture of Design
Julier provides an important contemporary account of how design disciplines act and interact in the world…. an important resource for the student of design… perfection as a cultural studies text.
European Journal of Cultural Studies
A book which states on its back cover that it ‘establishes “design culture” as a distinct discipline’, has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, The Culture of Design delivers a great deal…
It sets out useful areas of explanation which provide superb reference material for teaching, and those areas explaining the production/consumption process will help students of design to understand objects in ‘action’, while those describing the present state of the design industry will allow newer students to understand their place in the circuit of culture.
I suspect that Julier can feel safe in the knowledge that along with his previous opus, the Encyclopaedia of 20th Century Design and Designers (Julier,1993), The Culture of Design is destined to become a fixture on the A-list of recommended reading for design courses for many years to come.
The Design Journal
Vol 4, Issue 3
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