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The Art/Design Distinction: Waxing philosophical on 516 ARTS’ Form & Function  
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Jeannie Choe & Steven Tomlinson of AREAWARE, Eliana Arenas, Angelo Arnold, Roger Atkins, Julia Barello, Roberto Gallegos, Art Gens, Cal Lane, Maria Michails, Beth Rekow, Joan Weissman at 516 ARTS February 6th, 2010 - April 3rd, 2010
Posted 4/20/11
By Julia Mandeville for Weekly Alibi There’s a puzzling distinction made between art and design. It seems to be based on the often unstated assumptions that: 1) Artists and designers do different things; 2) both the processes and the outputs of each are inherently different; 3) beauty of form and utility of function cannot exist equally in a single object, which means that one must always eclipse the other (so when beauty is dominant, the object is art, and when utility is dominant, the... [more]