Covering both primary texts such as the writings of designers and design reformers and secondary texts in the form of key works of design history the reader provides an essential resource for understanding the history of design the development of the discipline and contemporary issues in design history and practice. About the design history reader this is the first anthology to address design history as an established discipline a field of study which is developing a contextualised understanding of the role of design and designed objects within social and cultural history. Get this from a library the design history reader grace lees maffei rebecca houze this is the first anthology to address design history as an established discipline a field of study which is developing a contextualized understanding of the role of design and designed objects . Grace lees maffei is a professor of design history research group leader of the tvad research group which works on relationships between text narrative and image and programme director for the professional doctorate in heritage dheritage graces published work is available in the design history . The first reader in design history this book is designed for students academics and interested others textual extracts on design from the c18th a point at which design and manufacture separated to the present will introduce readers to
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