Writing Contemporary Design into History

  title={Writing Contemporary Design into History},
  author={Stephen D. Hayward},
Excerpt from the introduction: Placing contemporary design within an historical framework is not easy. While a few prominent designers look like the natural heirs to the modern movement—one thinks of Jonathan Ive, whose work wins praise from Dieter Rams—much contemporary design finds its inspiration elsewhere; in the imitation of natural forms and processes; in objects that many modernists would have regarded as kitsch; in rituals such as the Japanese tea ceremony; and in the sort of… CONTINUE READING