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Design culture: objects and approaches

Design culture: objects and approaches

Julier, Guy, editor; Jensen, Hans-Christian, 1967-, editor; Folkmann, Mads Nygaard, 1972-, editor; Skou, Niels Peter, editor; Munch, A. V. (Anders V.), editor

Design culture foregrounds the relationships between the domains of design practice, design production and everyday life. Unlike design history and design studies, it is primarily concerned with contemporary design objects and the networks between the multiple actors engaged in their shaping, functioning and reproduction. It acknowledges the rise of design as both a key component and a key challenge of the modern world. Featuring an impressive range of international case studies, Design Culture interrogates what this emergent discipline is, its methodologies, its scope and its relationships with other fields of study. The volume's interdisciplinary approach brings fresh thinking to this fast-evolving field of study

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Published London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Guy Julier, Mads Nygaard Folkmann, Niels Peter Skou, Hans-Christian Jensen, Anders V. Munch
ISBN: 1474289835, 9781474289832
Physical Description: 240 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Art and Design.; Design Social aspects.; Design History 21st century.; Material culture; Product design; History of art; Fine arts: art forms
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781474289849


  1. Introducing Design Culture
  2. Section 1: Developing Design Culture
  3. Introduction
  4. Design Culturing: Making Design History Matter
  5. Kjetil Fallan
  6. Taste and Attunement: Design Culture as World Making
  7. Ben Highmore
  8. Embedding Design in the Organisational Culture: Challenges and Perspectives
  9. Alessandro Deserti and Francesca Rizzo
  10. Use in Design Culture
  11. Toke Riis Ebbesen
  12. Section 2: Addressing Market and Society
  13. Introduction
  14. A Brand for Everyone
  15. Sara Kristoffersson
  16. Buying into the Future: A Case Study of a Danish Brand of Fashionable Children's Clothing
  17. Trine Brun Petersen
  18. The Glowing Black of fritz-kola. Aestheticisation in Design Culture
  19. Mads Nygaard Folkmann
  20. Section 3: Positioning Design Professions
  21. Introduction
  22. Design Culture in the Sex Toy Industry: a new phenomenon
  23. Judith Glover
  24. Working from Home: Fashioning the Professional Designer in Britain
  25. Leah Armstrong
  26. On the Professional and Everyday Design of Graphic Artifacts
  27. Sarah Owens
  28. The Fixing I: Repair as Prefigurative Politics
  29. Gabriele Oropallo
  30. Section 4: Locating Design Culture
  31. Introduction
  32. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed: Relocating Kähler's brand heritage
  33. Niels Peter Skou
  34. Performing Turkish Design in Products, Collections and Exhibitions: Expanding the Archive, Seeking Depth
  35. Harun Kaygan
  36. A Theoretical Straddle: Design Culture between National Structures and Transnational Networks
  37. Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz and Katarina Serulus
  38. The Challenges and Opportunities of introducing Design Culture in Jordan
  39. Danah Abdulla
  40. Epilogue: Design Culture as Practice
  41. Index