Art and Design Today

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HSA, 2013

The Change in self-image and public-image


Essay with the title
»About the raison d'être or the dilemma of the arts »Aesthetic, sociological, symbolic and monetary value of Art and Design«


The considerations of the essay are based on a questionnaire in which people were asked to define art and design in their own words. Besides, they should name how an artist or a designer is characterized for them.

The answers are collected on a website. The interviewed persons are distinguished between »designer« and »non-designer« to be able to differentiate between self-image and public-image.

Hereby, the prerequisite shall be created to be able to comprehend, analyze and evaluate possible changes of the social position of art, artists, design and designers over the years.

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