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Level of description
Product Design Department records
- 1950, 1980-2009 (Creation)
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Product design was first taught at Art Center in the 1950s within the Industrial Design curriculum. It became a separate department in 1991.
Product Design Department Chairs are:
C. Martin Smith 1987-2008
Karen Hofmann 2008 - present
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Scope and content
The Product Design collection contains a handful of folders not created and accessioned from the Department Chairs office. Included are course syllabi, department brochures, and email announcements. Noteworthy items include a furniture exhibition booklet from 1950 and notes that accompany images from a Buckminster Fuller Shower project from 1980.
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Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)
Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.