What Is a Designer: Things, Places, Messages

What Is a Designer Things Places Messages Combining a wide ranging discussion of the major issues of design with detailed and practical information Norman Potter looks at the possibilities and limits of design considers the designer as arti

  • Title: What Is a Designer: Things, Places, Messages
  • Author: Norman Potter
  • ISBN: 9780907259169
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • Combining a wide ranging discussion of the major issues of design with detailed and practical information, Norman Potter looks at the possibilities and limits of design, considers the designer as artisan and as artist, and asks What is good design What is a Designer prompts its readers to think and act for themselves The work adds up to a powerful and endlessly rewardiCombining a wide ranging discussion of the major issues of design with detailed and practical information, Norman Potter looks at the possibilities and limits of design, considers the designer as artisan and as artist, and asks What is good design What is a Designer prompts its readers to think and act for themselves The work adds up to a powerful and endlessly rewarding resource for students of all ages First published in 1969, the book is now reissued to present the enduring core of Potter s arguments An afterword by Robin Kinross sets the work andits author in their contexts.

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    1. I really wanted to like this book, but sadly it has way too many drawbacks to recommend. Granted, this was originally written in 1969, so of course it runs the risk of being alienating to me as a designer working in 2010.The book breaks down something like this:30% - Dated, semi-interesting ramblings about designFor example, there was a portion of the book which made the case that Modernism is a path to rid the world of Fascism, which was interesting, but somewhat bizarre to read in 2010. He als [...]

    2. I can only imagine this book gained its status due to the politics of higher education at the time it was written. The first 'main' section consists of 9 chapters containing little real substance. The reference section that follows does contain a couple of genuinely useful pages – but that's it, in the whole book.I cannot see a reason to recommend this to any contemporary design student, even as text to argue against it would be lacking and brings little real light to bear on its titular quest [...]

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