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XXTelling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design

XXTelling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design
 
 

XXTelling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design

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      • Product Description: The links between contemporary design, history and the imagination form the background for this beautiful and unprecedented exploration of Design Art. Addressing works by designers including Jurgen Bey, Tord Boontje, Dunne + Raby and Studio Job, Gareth Williams explores how overtly functional objects - 'designed' objects - can be made to carry meanings and associations, or tell tales. As contemporary design practice, the art market and art itself become more and more integrated, reflecting the merging of art, craft and design, this exciting book offers a valuable and perceptive assessment of our ability to read Design Art objects with the critical tools traditionally associated with painting, sculpture and literary theory. Gareth Williams is Senior Tutor of Design Products at the Royal College of Art ans was formerly Curator of Twentienth Century and Contemporary Fruniture at the V&A. He has written several books, including Branded? (V&A 2000) and The Furniture Machine (V&A 2006), and has contributed to numerous other books and exhibitions, both at the V&A and elsewhere.
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