Design: The Key Concepts

by Catherine McDermott

Series: Routledge Key Guides

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  • 9780415320153
  • 9781134361809
  • 9781134361793

This is the essential student’s guide to Design – its practice, its theory and its history. Drawing from a wide range of international examples, respected design writer Catherine McDermott explores key topics including:

  • international design – from Europe to Africa
  • design history – from Art Nouveau to punk
  • sustainable design, recycling and green design
  • design theory – from semiotics to gender, to postcolonialism
  • design technology, graphic design and the web.

Fully cross-referenced, with up-to-date guides for further reading, Design: The Key Concepts is an indispensable reference for students of design, design history, fashion, art and visual culture.


  • Taylor and Francis; October 2007
  • ISBN: 9781134361809
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Design: The Key Concepts
  • Series: Routledge Key Guides
  • Author: Catherine McDermott
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415320153
  • 9781134361809
  • 9781134361793

About The Author

Catherine McDermott is Professor in the School of Design at Kingston University, London and a well known writer and curator on contemporary design. Her current projects includes work for the Design Council, Museums Association and a project working with African designers and curators.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415320153
  • 9781134361809
  • 9781134361793