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Industrial design: latitudine e longitudine

Una prima lezione
  • Maria Cristina Tonelli,

The first lesson on industrial design has to address questions such as «what is industrial design?» «what are its relations with the world of production?» «in what way does it change our perception of objects?». By now the word «design» is a part of our language used – relevantly, superficially or casually – to qualify myriad aspects of everyday experience. However the semantic elasticity of the term conceals a professional practice, a decision-making process and a productive research the results of which have profoundly affected our society and our lives. A designer does not simply design an object. Through the object he or she also conditions the physical and emotional scenario of the people who use it. Just as industry does not simply offer goods, but distributes culture or non-culture through its choices of product design. Explaining what this creative activity consists of, which spheres it comprises, who are the actors and what skills are required of them, this book aims to provide critical tools and stimulate further study.

  • Keywords:
  • Design,
  • Disegno industriale,
  • Imprese,
  • Tecnologia,
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Maria Cristina Tonelli

Politecnico di Milano , Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-1636-1113

Maria Cristina Tonelli is at present Full Professor of Industrial Design in the Faculty of Design of Milan Polytechnic, after having performed teaching and research activities at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and in the Faculty of Architecture of Florence. Her disciplinary interests hinge on the history of industrial design, product design and fashion design, focusing on the design and production aspects in relation to their social, technical and economic culture. She has collaborated with numerous journals and has published Il design in Italia 1925/43 (Laterza, 1987) and La strategia dell'innovazione fra cultura materiale e strategia del progresso (Alinea, 1996).
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Book Title

Industrial design: latitudine e longitudine

Book Subtitle

Una prima lezione

Authors

Maria Cristina Tonelli

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

192

Publication Year

2008

Copyright Information

© 2008 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-8453-825-3

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978-88-8453-824-6

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978-88-8453-825-3

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978-88-5518-854-8

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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