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  • Fashion Theory

    A Reader, 2nd Edition

    By Malcolm Barnard

    This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Fashion Theory: A Reader brings together and presents a wide range of essays on fashion theory that will engage and inform both the general reader and the specialist student of fashion. From apparently simple and accessible theories concerning what…

    Paperback – 2020-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Student Readers

  • Nordic Private Collections of Chinese Objects

    1st Edition

    By Minna Törmä

    This book explores the ways in which Nordic private collectors displayed their collections of Chinese objects in their homes. This leads to a reconsideration of how to define collecting and display by analyzing the difference between objects serving as decorative or collectible items, while…

    Hardback – 2020-06-22 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Contemporary Processes of Text Typeface Design

    1st Edition

    By Michael Harkins

    This book addresses the paucity of published research that specifically deals with knowledge of text typeface design processes. Dr. Michael Harkins uses a grounded theory methodology to render a tripartite theory, including explanation and description of the processes of text typeface design based…

    Hardback – 2020-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Design Studies

  • Narrative Environments and Experience Design

    Space as a Medium of Communication, 1st Edition

    By Tricia Austin

    This book argues narrative, people and place are inseparable and pursues the consequences of this insight through the design of narrative environments. This a new and distinct area of practice that weaves together and extends narrative theory, spatial theory and design theory. Examples of narrative…

    Hardback – 2020-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Design Studies

  • Cultural Ideals of Home

    The Social Dynamics of Domestic Space, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Chambers

    Spanning the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, this book investigates how home is imagined, staged and experienced in western culture. Questions about meanings of ‘home’ and domestic culture are triggered by dramatic changes in values and ideals about the dwellings we live in and the dwellings…

    Paperback – 2020-04-08 
    Routledge
    Directions in Cultural History

  • Designed to Sell

    The Evolution of Modern Merchandising and Display, 1st Edition

    By Alessandra Wood

    Designed to Sell presents an engaging account of mid-twentieth-century department store design and display in America from the 1930s to the 1960s. It traces the development of postwar philosophies of retail design that embodied aesthetics and function and new modes of merchandise display, resulting…

    Hardback – 2020-04-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Interior Design

  • Visual Culture and Decolonisation in Britain

    1st Edition

    By Anandi Ramamurthy

    Edited by Simon Faulkner

    First published in 2006, this volume provides the first in-depth analysis of the place of visual representations within the process of decolonisation during the period 1945 to 1970. The chapters trace the way in which different visual genres – art, film, advertising, photography, news reports and…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • WPA Posters in an Aesthetic, Social, and Political Context

    A New Deal for Design, 1st Edition

    By Cory Pillen

    This book examines posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal relief program designed to create jobs in the United States during the Great Depression. Cory Pillen focuses on several issues addressed repeatedly in the roughly 2,200 extant WPA posters created between 1935…

    Hardback – 2020-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Politics

  • Wayfinding, Consumption, and Air Terminal Design

    1st Edition

    By Menno Hubregtse

    This book investigates how international air terminals organize passenger movement and generate spending. It offers a new understanding of how their architecture and artworks operate visually to guide people through the space and affect their behaviour. Menno Hubregtse’s research draws upon…

    Hardback – 2020-03-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Design Studies

  • Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire

    Museums of Design, Industry and the Applied Arts, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Rampley, Markian Prokopovych, Nóra Veszprémi

    Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire is a study of museums of design and applied arts in Austria-Hungary from 1864 to 1914. The Museum for Art and Industry (now the Museum of Applied Arts) as well as its design school occupies a prominent place in the study. The book…

    Hardback – 2020-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Design and Culture

    1900 to the Present, 4th Edition

    By Penny Sparke

    An Introduction to Design and Culture provides a comprehensive guide to the changing relationships between design and culture from 1900 to the present day with an emphasis on five main themes: Design and consumption Design and technology The design profession Design theory Design and identities.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-12
    Routledge

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