Fine Art, Good Design,
Can art survive when design and commerce move in?
By the mid-1970s, the tensions within product design were evident to even the most ardent Modernist. Maintaining industrial design as a functionalist, engineering-based pursuit was becoming increasingly unattainable. All-seeing, populist über-designers were emerging, exploiting new technologies with brisk élan to advance unfettered creativity and a slightly lumbering intellectualism. The…