Tracing the intellectual roots of urban design, the book:
appraises the imprint and effectiveness of design professions in shaping urban environments
examines the role of design in the material culture of contemporary cities
explores the complex linkages among designers, producers and distributorsin contemporary cities.
fashion and graphic design in New York
architecture, fashion and publishing in London
furniture, industrial design, interior design and fashion in Milan
haute couture in Paris.
Global case studies make Cities and Design highly accessible and engaging
for students. Ideal for courses in Urban Studies and Urban Design, the text offers
a distinctive social science perspective on the economic and cultural context of
design in contemporary cities, presenting cities themselves as settings for design,
design services and the “affect” associated with design.
Series: Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City
Cities, initially a product of the manufacturing era, have been thoroughly remade in the image of consumer society. Competitive spending among affluent households has intensified the importance of style and design at every scale and design professions have grown in size and importance, reflecting...
Published June 25th 2010 by Routledge