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International design organizations : histories, legacies, values / edited by Jeremy Aynsley, Alison J. Clarke amd Tania Messell.

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2022Copyright date: ©2022Description: xii, 332 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
  • 9781350112513
  • 1350112518
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Online version: International design organizationsDDC classification:
  • 745.406 23
LOC classification:
  • NK21 .I58 2017
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Professions, rules, institutions, personalities -- National, international, transnational -- Design definitions, epistemologies, differences.

"This innovative volume brings together international design scholars to address the history and present-day status of national and international design organizations, working across design disciplines and located in countries including Argentina, Turkey, Estonia, Switzerland, Italy, China and the USA. In the second half of the 20th century, many non-governmental organizations were created to address urgent cultural, economic and welfare issues. Design organizations set out to create an international consensus for the future direction of design. This included enhancing communication between professionals, educators and practitioners, raising standards for design, and creating communities of designers across linguistic, national and political borders. Shared needs and agendas were identified and categories of design constantly defined and re-defined, often with overt cultural and political intents. Drawing on an impressive range of original research, archival sources and oral testimony, this volume questions the aims and achievements of national and international design organizations in light of their subsequent histories and their global remits. The Cold War period is central to the book, while many chapters draw on post-colonial perspectives to interpret how transnational networks and negotiations took place at events and congresses, and through publication"--

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Book Book Powerhouse Museum 745.406 INT 1 Checked out 29/12/2023 30045000593904

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