Pulling together leading minds from around the world, The Design Culture Reader tackles the social role of design and the impact it has in several key areas. These include globalization and ecology.  The essays lead with Marx on “The Fetishism of the  Commodity and its Secret” (1867) and follow through to Peter Hitchcock’s 2003 piece “Chronotype of the Shoe.” The Design Culture Reader is edited by Ben Highmore and available from Routledge Art and Amazon

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