Art & Visual Culture: Design History

  • The Design, Production and Reception of Eighteenth-Century Wallpaper in Britain book cover

    The Design, Production and Reception of Eighteenth-Century Wallpaper in Britain

    1st Edition

    By Clare Taylor

    Wallpaper’s spread across trades, class and gender is charted in this first full-length study of the material’s use in Britain during the long eighteenth century. It examines the types of wallpaper that were designed and produced and the interior spaces it occupied, from the country house to the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions book cover

    Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art

    Optical Deconstructions, 1st Edition

    By Edit Tóth

    This book complements the more textually-based Bauhaus scholarship with a practice-oriented and creative interpretive method, which makes it possible to consider Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light. Edit Toth argues that focusing on the functionalist approach of the Bauhaus has…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail book cover

    Architectures of Display

    Department Stores and Modern Retail, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anca I. Lasc, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Margaret Maile Petty

    Through an international range of case studies from the 1870s to the present, this volume analyzes strategies of display in department stores and modern retail spaces. Established scholars and emerging researchers working within a range of disciplinary contexts and historiographical traditions shed…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Interior Design

  • Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle France: The Art of Emile Gallé and the Ecole de Nancy book cover

    Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle France

    The Art of Emile Gallé and the Ecole de Nancy, 1st Edition

    By Jessica M. Dandona

    By the time of his death in 1904, critics, arts reformers, and government officials were near universal in their praise of Art Nouveau designer Emile Gallé (1846–1904), whose works they described as the essence of French design. Many even went so far as to argue that the artist’s creations could…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–Present book cover

    Exhibiting Craft and Design

    Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alla Myzelev

    Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–present investigates the ways that craft and design objects were collected, displayed, and interpreted throughout the second half of the twentieth century and in recent years. The case studies discussed in this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Furniture: Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors book cover

    The Politics of Furniture

    Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fredie Floré, Cammie McAtee

    In many different parts of the world modern furniture elements have served as material expressions of power in the post-war era. They were often meant to express an international and in some respects apolitical modern language, but when placed in a sensitive setting or a meaningful architectural…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08
    Routledge

  • Visioning Technologies: The Architectures of Sight book cover

    Visioning Technologies

    The Architectures of Sight, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Cairns

    Visioning Technologies brings together a collection of texts from leading theorists to examine how architecture has been, and is, reframed and restructured by the visual and theoretical frameworks introduced by different ‘technologies of sight’ – understood to include orthographic projection,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • Douglas Snelling: Pan-Pacific Modern Design and Architecture book cover

    Douglas Snelling

    Pan-Pacific Modern Design and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Davina Jackson

    Douglas Burrage Snelling (1916–85) was one of Britain’s significant emigré architects and designers. Born in Kent and educated in New Zealand, he became one of Australia’s leading mid-century architects, of luxury residences and commercial buildings, and a trend-setting designer of furniture,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France book cover

    The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France

    1st Edition

    By Iris Moon

    As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the French Revolution. The architects visualized new forms of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge

  • Light Touches: Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900 book cover

    Light Touches

    Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900, 1st Edition

    By Alice Barnaby

    Light Touches: Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900 explores how urban lives in the nineteenth century were increasingly touched by innovations in the technologies and aesthetics of illumination. Dramatic changes in qualities of light – and darkness – became acutely palpable to the human…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge
    Directions in Cultural History

  • Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse book cover

    Designing Modern Norway

    A History of Design Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Kjetil Fallan

    Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse is an intellectual history of design and its role in configuring the modern Norwegian nation state. Rather than a conventional national design history survey that focuses on designers and objects, this is an in-depth study of the ideologies,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-02
    Routledge

  • Designing the Olympics: Representation, Participation, Contestation book cover

    Designing the Olympics

    Representation, Participation, Contestation, 1st Edition

    By Jilly Traganou

    Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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