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Industrial Design: On Its Characteristics and Relationships to the Visual Fine Arts
Leonardo
  • Curtis Carter, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
7 p.
Publication Date
10-1-1981
Publisher
MIT Press
Original Item ID
doi: 10.2307/1574602
Disciplines
Abstract

Industrial design and the visual arts share a common aesthetic basis as demonstrated by their common use of aesthetic principles and by designers who are also visual artists. The author examines the rationale for exhibiting industrial products in art museums and the similarities and differences between industrial design and the fine arts. He argues that industrial design shares important theoretical concepts (expression, representation and style) with the visual fine arts.

Comments

Published version. Leonardo, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Fall 1981): 283-289. DOI. © Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press) 1981. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Curtis Carter. "Industrial Design: On Its Characteristics and Relationships to the Visual Fine Arts" Leonardo (1981) ISSN: 0024-094X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/curtis_carter/68/