Clean New World
Culture, Politics, and Graphic DesignBook - 2001
Our culture is dominated by the visual. Yet most writing on design reflects a narrow preoccupation with products, biographies, and design influences. Maud Lavin approaches design from the broader field of visual culture criticism, asking challenging questions about about who really has a voice in the culture and what unseen influences affect the look of things designers produce. Lavin shows how design fits into larger questions of power, democracy, and communication. Many corporate clients instruct designers to convey order and clarity in order to give their companies the look of a clean new world. But since designers cannot clean up messy reality, Lavin shows, they often end up simply veiling it.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2001.
Branch Call Number: 741/.6/Lav 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xv, 201 p. : ill.