Madrid (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
Author and design teacher Eugenio Vega presents a fresh look at the design of manufactured products and its relation to communication, transport and urban planning in, “Tiempos modernos, Tiempos díficiles: El diseño en la consolidación de la sociedad de consumo” (published by AuthorHouse).
“I want to enable students to acquire knowledge and see the role of design in society from a new perspective,” Vega shares with his readers. “This new perspective will allow better understanding of the importance of design in everyday life.”
“Tiempos modernos, Tiempos díficiles,” which directly translates to “Modern Times, Hard Times,” breaks apart the traditional view that design is only a form of artistic expression. Instead, Vega places importance on the role of the economy as a more direct influence of design. “The design is an art form that seeks to speculate on the complexity of the shape,” he explains. “It is a direct way to convey ideas about consumption and wealth to all those involved in the trade.”
The design of the product influences how the consumer feels about the product and can change buying patterns. Advertising further adds to the influence by helping the consumer equate positive emotions with a product so they will continue to buy it again and again. Vega’s book explains the relationship between design, social and economic relationships and is an excellent source of information for students and teachers.
An excerpt from “Tiempos modernos, Tiempos díficiles”:
“Design, understood as the necessary instrument to formalize industrial objects for their consumption, has also the task of displaying values and beliefs in a competitive market subject to strong tensions. Design facilitates the location of what you want to sell in the minds of buyers, formalized in business objects whatever satisfies your needs and emotions. In short, people explained all the benefits derived from its acquisition of a clear and direct placing before them the answer to their desires.”
“Tiempos modernos, Tiempos díficiles”
By Eugenio Vega
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781491875292
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781491875285
E-Book | 236 pages | ISBN 9781491875308
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Eugenio Vega has a Ph.D. in fine arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. He teaches design and digital technology at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid. He is also a teacher at the School of Design where he is a specialist in graphic communication and typography. More information can be found in his website http://www.eugeniovega.es.
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