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A criticism essay to design of “Prototype for Chaise Longue” by Charles Eames& Ray Eames, photo see attached.The assignment brief:1- In 500 words, critique the selected object against the claim of “good design”. Reflect your ideas on the complexities of what good design can mean (or leaves out) using the readings and conversations we’ve had about form/function/ethics/culture surrounding design in the course so far.2- Incorporate the readings 11.1 and 11.2 considering Form in design. (see attached)3- You should include at least one of your photos of the picked object at the beginning of the writing.The object is from the exhibition at the MoMA: https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5032 There are few informations about this Chaise Longue: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/2133 and http://www.eamesoffice.com/the-work/la-chaise/Charles Eames (American, 1907–1978), Ray Eames (American, 1912–1988). Prototype for Chaise Longue (La Chaise). 1948. Hard rubber foam, plastic, wood, and metal, 32 1/2 x 59 x 34 1/4″ (82.5 x 149.8 x 87 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York.Thank you!!🙏
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Introduction to Design Studies, Parsons School of Art and Design, School of Art and Design History and Theory, PLDS 2500, CRN 2829, Spring 2019
11.1 Siegfried Giedion, ‘Organization of the Work Process c. 1935’,
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Anonymous History [1948], New York: Norton, 1975, pp.612-627
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