For well over a hundred years artists have blurred the boundaries between art and design, creating works for which
Alex Coles has coined the term `DesignArt'. From Matisse to Murakami, ranging across media including painting, textile design, furniture and architecture, this pioneering study traces the course of a previously uncharted area of art history. Alex Coles is an art critic whose criticism appears regularly in Art Monthly, Frieze and Design Issues.
He is the editor of
Mark Dion: Archaeology and Site-Specificity: The Ethnographic Turn.