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National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization
Edited by Kjetil Fallan and Grace Lees-Maffei
Made available under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. with the support of the University of Oslo and the University of Hertfordshire.
296 pages, 72 illus., 1 table, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78533-155-8 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (June 2016)
ISBN 978-1-78533-832-8 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (June 2018)
“This highly interesting volume provides varied methodological approaches and contributions to new national design histories that will undoubtedly enhance research in global design studies.” • National Identities
“…the contributions are valuable beyond question and the cases studied original. This book will therefore be a referent for future studies on national design histories.” • Journal of Design History
“This is a lively, spirited, and imaginative volume whose editors have assembled an impressive range of contributions. It is likely to be embraced not just within design history but also by scholars working in comparative history, art history, spatial theory, and material culture.” • Peter McNeil, University of Technology, Sydney
From consumer products to architecture to advertising to digital technology, design is an undeniably global phenomenon. Yet despite their professed transnational perspective, historical studies of design have all too often succumbed to a bias toward Western, industrialized nations. This diverse but rigorously curated collection recalibrates our understanding of design history, reassessing regional and national cultures while situating them within an international context. Here, contributors from five continents offer nuanced studies that range from South Africa to the Czech Republic, all the while sensitive to the complexities of local variation and the role of nation-states in identity construction.
Kjetil Fallan is Professor of Design History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse and Design History: Understanding Theory and Method, editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories, and co-editor, with Grace Lees-Maffei, of Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design.
Grace Lees-Maffei is Professor of Design History at the University of Hertfordshire and Programme Director for DHeritage, the Professional Doctorate in Heritage. She is author of Design at Home: Domestic Advice Literature in the UK and the US since 1945, editor of Writing Design: Words and Objects and Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things, co-editor with Kjetil Fallan of Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design, and co-editor with Rebecca Houze, of The Design History Reader.
Subject: Cultural Studies (General) History: 20th Century to Present Media Studies
Designing Worlds Edited by Kjetil Fallan and Grace Lees-Maffei is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). with the support of the University of Oslo and the University of Hertfordshire.
OA ISBN: 978-1-78533-446-7
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