A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945
Blackwell Companions to Art History 1. Aufl.
A critical overview of contemporary design and its place within the broader context of art history A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945 introduces readers to a collection of specially commissioned essays exploring the complex areas of design that emerged through the latter half of the twentieth century, design history, design methods, design studies and more recently, design thinking. The book delivers a thoughtful overview of all design disciplines and also strives to stimulate inter-disciplinary debate and examine unconsidered convergences among design applications in different fields. By offering a new perspective on design, the articles assembled here present a challenging account of the boundaries between design history and its cognate disciplines, especially art history. The volume comprises five sections—Time, Place, Space, Objects and Audiences—that discuss environments for design and how we interact with designed objects and spaces. Notable features include: 24 new essays reflecting the current state of design history and theory, and examining developments on a global basis Contributions by eminent scholars and practitioners from around the globe Enriched throughout with illustrations A Companion to Contemporary Design since 1945 provides a new and thought-provoking revision of our conception and understanding of contemporary design that will be essential reading for students at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as researchers and teachers working in design history, theory and practice, and in related fields.
List of Illustrations viii About the Editor xii Notes on Contributors xiii Acknowledgments xviii Series Editor’s Preface xix Introduction 1Anne Massey Part I Time 7 1 Contemporary Design History 9Sarah Teasley 2 Nostalgia 32Elizabeth Guffey 3 Design Futures 51Damon Taylor Part II Place 73 4 Transnationalism for Design History: Knowledge Production and Decolonization Through East Asian Design History 75Yuko Kikuchi 5 African Fashion Design and the Mobilization of Tradition 91Victoria L. Rovine 6 Urban Sights: From Outdoor Streets to Interior Urbanism 111Gregory Marinic Part III Space 137 7 Virtual Space 139Rina Arya 8 Interior Atmosphere 157Lois Weinthal 9 Home Truths: Identity and Materiality in the Postwar Interior 173Ben Highmore 10 Design of Contemporary Mega-Events 189Graeme Evans Part IV Object 215 11 The Vibrant Object 217Alexa Griffith Winton 12 The Consumed Object 240Jonathan Bean 13 The Object of Design History: Lessons for the Environment 260Kjetil Fallan 14 The Fashionable Object 284Christopher Breward 15 The Written Object: Design Journalism, Consumption, and Literature Since 1945 299Grace Lees?Maffei 16 Destabilizing the Scenario of Design: Queer/Trans/ Gender?Neutral 326John Potvin Part V Audiences 351 17 Luxury and Design: Another Time, Another Place 353Jonathan Faiers 18 Amateur Design 373Paul Atkinson 19 The Professionalization of Interior Design 393 Mark Taylor and Natalie Haskell 20 Design Education in Higher Education 412Vicky Gunn 21 Design Against Consumerism 436Paul Micklethwaite 22 Guilty Pleasures: Taste, Design, and Democracy 457Malcolm Quinn Index 479
Anne Massey is a freelance design writer and researcher as well as Visiting Professor at Richmond, The American International University in London. She was Professor of Design and Culture at University of the Arts London until 2017. She has written eight books and has a particular interest in the ways in which histories and theories of design and culture are presented and represented over time.
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