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Telling Tales: Narrative in Design Art

ISBN13: 9781851775606
ISBN: 1851775609
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $39.95
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Published Date:
Pages: 128
Average Goodreads rating: 4.50/5 (2 ratings)

Contemporary design practice, the art market, and art itself are becoming more and more integrated, reflecting the merging of art, craft, and design. The links between contemporary design, history, and the imagination form the background for this beautiful and unprecedented exploration of Design Art.


Addressing works by visionary contemporary 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. Featuring 80 specially commissioned color photographs, this unique and exciting book reads Design Art objects with the critical tools traditionally associated with painting, sculpture, and literary theory.