Global Design History by Glenn AdamsonGlobal Design History by Glenn Adamson

Global Design History

EditorGlenn Adamson, Giorgio Riello, Sarah Teasley

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Globalism is often discussed using abstract terms, such as ¿networks¿ or ¿flows¿ and usually in relation to recent history.Global Design Historymoves us past this limited view of globalism, broadening our sense of this key term in history and theory.

Individual chapters focus our attention on objects, and the stories they can tell us about cultural interactions on a global scale. They place these concrete things into contexts, such as trade, empire, mediation, and various forms of design practice. Among the varied topics included are:

  • the global underpinnings of Renaissance material culture
  • the trade of Indian cottons in the eighteenth-century
  • the Japanese tea ceremony as a case of ¿import substitution¿
  • German design in the context of empire
  • handcrafted modernist furniture in Turkey
  • Australian fashions employing ¿ethnic¿ motifs
  • an experimental UK-Ghanaian design partnership
  • Chinese social networking websites
  • the international circulation of contemporary architects.

Featuring work from leading design historians, each chapter is paired with a ¿response¿, designed to expand the discussion and test the methodologies on offer. An extensive bibliography and resource guide will also aid further research, providing students with a user friendly model for approaches to global design.¿

Global Design Historywill be useful for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and researchers in design history and art history, and related subjects such as anthropology, craft studies and cultural geography.

About The Author

Glenn Adamsonis Deputy Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he leads a graduate programme in the History of Design. He is co-editor ofThe Journal of Modern Craft, and author ofThinking Through Craft(2007) andThe Craft Reader(2010).Giorgio Riellois Associate Professor in Global History and Culture at the University ...
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Title:Global Design HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:April 20, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Preface  Introduction: Towards Global Design HistorySarah Teasley, Giorgio Riello, and Glenn Adamson  Chapter 1. The Global Renaissance: Cross-Cultural Material Culture and the Creation of a Community of Taste Marta Ajmar-Wollheim and Luca Mol¿EM>  Response byDana Leibsohn Chapter 2. Global Design in Jingdezhen: Local Production and Global ConnectionsAnne Gerritsen Response byBeverly Lemire Chapter 3. Indian Cottons and European Fashion, 1400-1800John Styles Response byPrasannan Parthasarathi Chapter 4. Import Substitution, Innovation and the Tea Ceremony in Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century JapanChristine M. E. Guth Response byMaxine Berg Chapter 5. The Globalization of the Fashion CityChristopher Breward Response bySimona Segre Reinach Chapter 6. Performing White South African Identity through International and Empire ExhibitionsDipti Bhagat  Response byAngus Lockyer Chapter 7. ¿From the Far Corners¿ : Telephones, Globalization, and the Production of Locality in the 1920sMichael J. Golec Response byAnne Balsamo Chapter 8. The Globalization of the Deutscher Werkbund: Design Reform, Industrial Policy, and German Foreign Policy, 1907-1914John Maciuika Response byPaul Betts Chapter 9. Where in the World is Design? : The Case of India, 1900-1945Victor Margolin Response byChristopher Pinney  Chapter 10. ¿Handmade Modernity¿: A Case Study on Postwar Turkish Modern Furniture DesignGy¿kan Karakus Response byEdward S. Cooke, Jr. Chapter 11. Old Empire and New Global Luxury: Fashioning Global DesignPeter McNeil Response byShehnaz Suterwalla Chapter 12. Analyzing Social Networking Web Sites: The Design of Happy Network in ChinaBasile Zimmermann Response byNgai-Ling Sum Chapter 13. From Nation-bound Histories to Global Narratives of ArchitectureJilly Traganou Response byLucia Allais Chapter 14. e-Artisans: contemporary design for the global marketTom Barker and Ashley Hall Response byShannon May Bibliography  Resource Guide