DESIGN: History and Theory

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This essay introduces the subject of design history and reviews some aesthetic approaches to understanding design in historical context before examining some approaches to design which eschew an aesthetic emphasis. It closes by considering the place of theory in design history.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
EditorsMichael Kelly
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015


  • Aesthetics
  • Design
  • Design History


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