Clean New World: Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design
The MIT Press, February 2001. Cloth. Used - Good / Very Good. Item #282865
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.
Bound in black cloth with red metallic lettering along the spine. Corners of the boards lightly bumped.