Art & Visual Culture: Design History

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18
    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge

  • Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home: Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse book cover

    Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home

    Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anca I. Lasc

    The nineteenth century - the Era of the Interior - witnessed the steady displacement of art from the ceilings, walls, and floors of aristocratic and religious interiors to the everyday spaces of bourgeois households, subject to their own enhanced ornamentation. Following the 1863 Salon des refuses,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20
    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,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-08
    Routledge

  • Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War: Principles of Dress book cover

    Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War

    Principles of Dress, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Houze

    Filling a critical gap in Vienna 1900 studies, this book offers a new reading of fin-de-siècle culture in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy by looking at the unusual and widespread preoccupation with embroidery, fabrics, clothing, and fashion - both literally and metaphorically. The author resurrects…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior book cover

    Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anne Massey, Penny Sparke

    Through a series of case studies from the mid-eighteenth century to the start of the twenty-first, this collection of essays considers the historical insights that ethno/auto/biographical investigations into the lives of individuals, groups and interiors can offer design and architectural…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge

  • Books, Buildings and Social Engineering: Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present book cover

    Books, Buildings and Social Engineering

    Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Black, Simon Pepper, Kaye Bagshaw

    Public libraries have strangely never been the subject of an extensive design history. Consequently, this important and comprehensive book represents a ground-breaking socio-architectural study of pre-1939 public library buildings. A surprisingly high proportion of these urban civic buildings…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    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…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner book cover

    Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Draper

    Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the most important and influential art historians of the twentieth century. He opened up new areas of enquiry in the history of art, revolutionising architectural studies in England and playing a key role in establishing the discipline of design history. Through his…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • Structural and Civil Engineering Design book cover

    Structural and Civil Engineering Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by William Addis

    The importance of design has often been neglected in studies considering the history of structural and civil engineering. Yet design is a key aspect of all building and engineering work. This volume brings together a range of articles which focus on the role of design in engineering. It opens by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of Civil Engineering

  • Transferred Illusions: Digital Technology and the Forms of Print book cover

    Transferred Illusions

    Digital Technology and the Forms of Print, 1st Edition

    By Marilyn Deegan, Kathryn Sutherland

    This is a study of the forms and institutions of print - newspapers, books, scholarly editions, publishing, libraries - as they relate to and are changed by emergent digital forms and institutions. In the early 1990s hypertext was briefly hailed as a liberating writing tool for non-linear creation.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

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