This is a "heads up" for my book based on several years doing field work on product designers and related topics. It's called WHERE STUFF COMES FROM. My hope is that designers themselves will enjoy it and find in it the ring of truth.
Rowena Reed Kostellow and the Structure of Visual Relationships, outlines a set of lessons for creating and understanding abstract three-dimensional design that became a part of that foundation of industrial design education. Rowena Reed Kostellow was one of the developers of the program, and she taught it at Pratt Institute for more than 50 years.
This book, which accompanies a nationally touring exhibition, documents Irvin Tepper's 25-year exploration of the physical and conceptual idea of the coffee cup. For Tepper, the cup is the recipient of our stories and personal histories; a responsive albeit mute confidant as we pour out our emotions and feelings, plan our days, and maintain our friendships and business relationships over cups of coffee. Tepper endows his work with human qualities; they hear, think, and in later works, even speak, commenting on what they overhear describing the human condition.
Using design as a strategic tool to pump up the business side of things is no secret these days and the California College of Arts has made it easier than ever to start 'em young. CCA will offer an MBA in Design Strategy starting in Fall 2008. The courses will take place over five once-a-month, four-day weekend sessions that immerse students through instruction and interaction. Online and networked exercises will supplement the curriculum between each session.
Furnishings Manufacturers and Suppliers, Get your specified products published!
Network with designers and architects specifying your products by getting them published in Design Journal! If your products have been featured in a project within the last two years they qualify to be featured in the Powerful Design Projects issue of Design Journal.
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