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Designing Worlds : National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 281
Genre: Art, History, Art
Sub-Genre: Modern / General, History / General
Series Title: Making Sense of History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2016
TCIN: 51134930
UPC: 9781785331558
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-8856
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