Tate   Shop Books Modern & contemporary art DesignArt

Skip to content
close
CLOSE
Tate

DesignArt

by Alex Coles

by Alex Coles

Now 9.50 Was 18.99 Save 9.49
DesignArt
Rollover image above to zoom |

item code: 4877

For well over a hundred years artists have blurred the distinction between 'art' and 'design', creating works for which Alex Coles has coined the term 'DesignArt'. In a pioneering study of this dynamic area of art-making, he traces its course from the early twentieth century to the present day, when such works have become a dominant feature of the contemporary art scene and are pervasive in key international exhibitions and biennials.

From Matisse's plush interior for Rockefeller's town house to the playful environments Jorge Pardo creates today; from the paintings of Bridget Riley appropriated by the fashion world in the 1960s to the fabric designs Takashi Murakami recently conceived with Marc Jacobs, Alex Coles has identified a major and previously uncharted strand in art history. DesignArt is the first critical account of its diverse histories, polemics and practices.

Written in a clear and accessible style and fully illustrated throughout in colour, DesignArt is indispensable for all those with an interest in modern art and design and the relationship between the two.

  • Author Alex Coles
  • Pages 144 pp
  • Number of illustrations 62 colour and 12 black-and-white illustrations
  • Dimensions 270 x 210 mm
  • Paperback yes
  • Publisher Tate Publishing
  • ISBN No. 978 1 85437 502 9

Write a review


  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent.

    Barry Schwabsky, Artforum

  • Rated 5 out of 5

    Interesting and ambitious identifies a serious and significant development within contemporary art.

    David Batchelor, Royal College of Art

Show moreless

Standard courier delivery

You should receive your order within:

3-5 working days for UK
5-7 working days for Europe, USA, Canada, Fast East and Australasia
7-10 working days for the rest of the world

Custom prints

We aim to deliver custom prints within 14 days. As each print is individually made they take a little longer to prepare. Orders will be dispatched separately from any other item you might order from Tate Online Shop.

Delivery prices

Free standard delivery for orders over 50 (excluding certain limited editions).
For orders under 50
Standard UK delivery 3.60.
Custom prints UK 7.50
Insured UK courier 25
Certain limited editions may have higher delivery charges due to their size and value.
For delivery costs for other countries and more information on delivery click here.

Refunds & returns

Tate Online Shop want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase. If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order whether you have changed your mind or we have made a mistake then please contact our Customer Service team by email at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8869 (Monday Friday, 9.0017.30).

For more information on refunds & returns click here.




Customer Service: +44 (0)20 7887 8869
We accept Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Solo
Every purchase supports Tate