Literary Nonfiction. Celebrating forty years of the Sir Misha Black Awards—the world's only major awards recognising and promoting excellence in design education—FITNESS offers a treasure trove of thoughtful essays by some of the world's leading design educators, some reproducing their previously unpublished award acceptance lectures, some with entirely new contributions.
Mary V Mullin is Chairman of the Sir Misha Black Awards Committee, Trustee of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation and Regional Adviser to the World Design Organisation. She has served on numerous professional bodies including ICOGRADA, ICSID, Crafts Council Ireland and the DIA. She ran her own consultancy in design and special event management in London from 1981 to 1998, including working with the V&A's "Boilerhouse," the precursor to the Design Museum. In 2017 she was Awarded the RSA Bi-Centenary Medal "for encouraging and Promoting Design Across Education and Industry."Christopher Frayling is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, author of over twenty books on art, design and popular culture. He is the former Rector of the Royal College of Art, as well as former Chairman of the Arts Council and the Design Council and the longest-serving Trustee of the V&A Museum. His most recent books include The 2001 File, On Craftsmanship and Ken Adam—the art of production design.Author City: USA