Why design now? : National Design Triennial

Ellen Lupton ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Andrea Lipps

Why design now? As issues of ecology and sustainable living continue to gain in urgency and topicality, design has come to the forefront of the arts as the discipline best equipped to meet today's challenges. Designers around the world are rising to this clarion call by creating products, buildings, landscapes, messages and more that address important social and ecological problems. "Why Design Now? National Design Triennial" accompanies the fourth installation in Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's acclaimed "National Design Triennial" exhibition series. Designed by Michael Bierut, a partner in the award-winning design firm Pentagram, "Why Design Now?" is the first Triennial book to be truly international in reach, with 134 designers and projects in more than 44 countries. With eight essays by four Cooper-Hewitt curators, project profiles and more than 350 color illustrations, many of which have never been published before, "Why Design Now?" offers a glimpse into contemporary innovation, and an up-to-the-minute survey of what progressive designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and citizens are doing in diverse fields and at different scales. Many of the featured works have influenced other designers by proposing new methodologies or by pioneering new techniques; also included are practical solutions already being implemented as well as experimental ideas designed to inspire further research. Each of the selected works--from a soil-powered table lamp to a post-petroleum urban utopia--celebrates the transformative power of design.

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書名 Why design now? : National Design Triennial
著作者等 Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Lupton, Ellen
Lipps Andrea
McCarty Cara
McQuaid Matilda
Smith Cynthia SRN
National Design Triennial
出版元 Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 192 p.
大きさ 28 cm
ISBN 9780910503877
NCID BB03233108
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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