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Design Culture By Guy Julier

Design Culture by Guy Julier

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Design Culture: Objects and Approaches by Guy Julier

Design culture foregrounds the relationships between the domains of design practice, design production and everyday life. Its focus is on contemporary designed objects and the networks between the multiple actors engaged in their shaping, functioning and reproduction. It acknowledges the rise of design and the role of the designer as key components and key challenges of the modern world. Featuring an impressive range of international case studies, ranging from examples of everyday design such as IKEA furniture and amateur graphic design, to the role of the design professional and the functioning of design within organisations, Design Culture interrogates what this emergent discipline is, its methodologies, its scope and its relationships with other fields of study. The volume's interdisciplinary approach brings fresh thinking to this fast-evolving field of study.

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Offers the reader an excellent deep dive into the concepts of design culturing in a very accessible way ... Overall this authoritative book instills a great sense of the many attributes and values of design culture. * The Design Journal *
Reinvigorates the study of design by offering an alternative to other cross-disciplinary terms such as 'design studies' or 'design thinking'. * Journal of Design History *
This stimulating introduction to the approaches and ideas which inform design culture should do much to promote new ways of thinking about both design and culture, and the dialectic between them. * Pat Kirkham, Professor Emerita at the Bard Graduate Center, USA and Professor of Design History at Kingston University, UK *
Design Culture is an essential contribution to the field of design studies. It addresses the ubiquity of the term 'design' from a cross sectional perspective, while introducing a precise, conceptual and methodological focus. * Claudia Mareis, Professor of Design Studies at the Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland *
A stimulating, must-read overview of the interdisciplinary debates around Design Culture as a discipline and object of study for all those interested in the phenomenon of Design. * Monica Farkas, Professor of Visual Communication Design at the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay *
Design Culture manages to break through the noise, providing an enlightening view of design as a dominating feature of everyday life. From the influence of Turkish paper doilies to the rise of the global sex toy industry, it gives a multi-layered account of seemingly insignificant designs. Filled as it is with impressive philosophical insights and amusing historical connections, Design Culture offers much to ponder. Indeed, designers, historians as well as many non-specialists will find this book both enriching and enjoyable. * Elizabeth Guffey, Professor of Art and Design History at the State University of New York at Purchase, USA *
Designers often claim they seek to "improve or maintain the habitability of the world of their fellow citizen". Design Culture may well be the appropriate theoretical framework I am longing for to better understand and explain what "habitability" is about. * Alain Findeli, Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Montreal, Canada *

About Guy Julier

Guy Julier is Professor of Design Culture at the University of Brighton and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Anders V. Munch is Professor of Design Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. Mads Nygaard Folkmann is Associate Professor of Design Theory, Culture and History at the University of Southern Denmark. Hans-Christian Jensen is Associate Professor of Design Studies, Culture and Management at the University of Southern Denmark. Niels Peter Skou is Lecturer in the History of Ideas and Music at the University of Southern Denmark.

Table of Contents

Introducing Design Culture Section 1: Developing Design Culture Introduction Design Culturing: Making Design History Matter, Kjetil Fallan Taste and Attunement: Design Culture as World Making, Ben Highmore Embedding Design in the Organisational Culture: Challenges and Perspectives, Alessandro Deserti and Francesca Rizzo Use in Design Culture, Toke Riis Ebbesen Section 2: Addressing Market and Society Introduction A Brand for Everyone, Sara Kristoffersson Buying into the Future: A Case Study of a Danish Brand of Fashionable Children's Clothing, Trine Brun Petersen The Glowing Black of fritz-kola. Aestheticisation in Design Culture, Mads Nygaard Folkmann Section 3: Positioning Design Professions Introduction Design Culture in the Sex Toy Industry: a new phenomenon, Judith Glover Working from Home: Fashioning the Professional Designer in Britain, Leah Armstrong On the Professional and Everyday Design of Graphic Artifacts, Sarah Owens The Fixing I: Repair as Prefigurative Politics, Gabriele Oropallo Section 4: Locating Design Culture Introduction Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed: Relocating Kahler's brand heritage, Niels Peter Skou Performing Turkish Design in Products, Collections and Exhibitions: Expanding the Archive, Seeking Depth, Harun Kaygan A Theoretical Straddle: Design Culture between National Structures and Transnational Networks, Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz and Katarina Serulus The Challenges and Opportunities of introducing Design Culture in Jordan, Danah Abdulla Epilogue: Design Culture as Practice Index

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Design Culture: Objects and Approaches by Guy Julier
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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