Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

Fall 1981

Publisher

MIT Press

Source Publication

Leonardo

Source ISSN

0024-094X

Original Item ID

doi: 10.2307/1574602

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.

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