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Design Studies

Research Guide for students in the MA Design Studies program

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We need your input!  Please check out Bloomsbury Design Library and complete this form to let us know if you think The New School Libraries should subscribe.  Bloomsbury Design Library includes: the 3-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Victor Margolin's World History of Design, more than 60 ebooks, 100 designer bios, and more.  The trial ends on 10/31/17.  


A guide to academic and scholarly research on design from a historical, cultural, or social sciences perspective, for MA Design Studies students and other students of design studies.


Elizabeth Diller (American, b. Poland 1954) and Ricardo Scofidio (American, b. 1935) of Diller + Scofidio (USA, est. 1979). Vice/Virtue water glass series: Dispensary, Fountain, and Exhaust. 1997. From left: Dispensary. Blown glass with Prozac capsules, 4 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8" (10 x 7 x 7 cm). Exhaust. Blown glass with cigarette, 4 5/16 x 3 3/16 x 3 3/16" (11 x 8 x 8 cm). Fountain. Blown glass with hypodermic needle, variable x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8" (variable x 7 x 7 cm). Images courtesy of the designers. Photos © Michael Moran/OTTO




Image from article, "Vice/Virtue Water Glass Series: Dispensary, Exhaust, and Fountain (Diller + Scofidio)," by MA Design Studies faculty member Susan Yelavich, for Museum of Modern Art interactive exhibition, "Design and Violence."

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