Art, Design and Capital since the 1980s: Production by Design, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Art, Design and Capital since the 1980s

Production by Design, 1st Edition

By Bill Roberts


224 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138313774
pub: 2019-08-22
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This book examines artists’ engagements with design and architecture since the 1980s, and asks what they reveal about contemporary capitalist production and social life. Setting recent practices in historical relief, and exploring the work of Dan Graham, Rita McBride, Tobias Rehberger and Liam Gillick, Bill Roberts argues that design is a singularly valuable lens through which artists evoke, trace, and critique the forces and relations of production that underpin everyday experience in advanced capitalist economies.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Design’s Significance for Contemporary Art; 2 The Proliferation of Dan Graham’s Pavilions; 3 Rita McBride’s Sculpture of Flows; 4 Tobias Rehberger’s Exquisite Corp.; 5 Liam Gillick’s Flights of Flexibility; 6 Afterword

About the Author

Bill Roberts is a lecturer in art history at Christie’s Education London, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Design History

Routledge Research in Design History is a new series focusing on the history of designed objects, including architecture, fashion, crafts, interiors, textiles and graphic design. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
ART / History / General
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART / Business Aspects
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Museum Administration & Museology
DESIGN / General
DESIGN / History & Criticism