Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories

April 1, 2012|
Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories by Kjetil Fallan
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Scandinavian design is still seen as democratic, functional and simple, its products exemplifying the same characteristics now as they have done since the 1950s. But both the essence and the history of Scandinavian design are much more complex than this. Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories presents a radically new assessment, a corrective to the persistent mythologies and reductive accounts of Scandinavian design.

The book brings together case studies from the early twentieth century to today. Drawn from fields as diverse as transport, engineering, packaging, photography, law, interiors, and corporate identity, these studies tell new or unfamiliar stories about the production, mediation and consumption of design. An alternative history is created, one much more alive to national and regional differences and to types of product.

Scandinavian Design
analyses a century of design culture from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and, in so doing, presents a sophisticated introduction to Scandinavian design.
Kjetil Fallan is Associate Professor of Design History in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo, Norway, and the author of Design History (Berg, 2010).
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Title:Scandinavian Design: Alternative HistoriesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:322 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:322 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847889123

ISBN - 13:9781847889126

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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