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Design and agency : critical perspectives on identities, histories, and practices

Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781350063815 1350063819
OCLC Number: 1147831264
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: List of FiguresNotes on ContributorsAcknowledgements Introduction: Reassessing Design through Agency John Potvin, Concordia University, Canada SECTION I - Designing Identities IntroductionMarie-Eve Marchand, Concordia University, Canada 1. Period Decor and the Negotiation of Social Relationships in the Home Marie-Eve Marchand, Concordia University, Canada 2. Designs on Modernity: Gertrud Loew's Vienna Apartment and Situated Agency Sabine Wieber, University of Glasgow, UK 3. Gifted Design: Imperial Benevolence in the Needlework of Mary Seton WattsElaine Cheasley Paterson, Concordia University, Canada 4. Beyond the Couch: Anna Freud and the Analytic EnvironmentAmelie Elizabeth Pelly, Concordia University, Canada 5. Multum in parvo: Scale and Agency in the Thorne Miniature Rooms Erin J. Campbell, University of Victoria, Australia 6. Listening for Design: Agency and History in a Philips Aachen-Super D52 Michael Windover, Carleton University, Canada 7. Agency, Art and Architecture in Medical Murals by Mary Filer and Marian Dale Scott Annmarie Adams, McGill University, Canada 8. Duelling Over Domes: Jeffrey Lindsay and Buckminster Fuller Cross Struts and Sprits in the US Patent Office Cammie McAtee, National Gallery of Canada, Canada9. Desperately Seeking Sunlight: Le Corbusier's Casa Curutchet and The Man Next Door Mark Taylor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia SECTION II - Systems & Institutions of DesignIntroductionMarie-Eve Marchand, Concordia University, Canada 10. The Dry Goods Economist and the Role of Mass Media in the Creation of a Global Window Design Aesthetic at the End of the Nineteenth Century Anca I. Lasc, Pratt Institute, USA 11. National Cash Register Company's Boys' Garden: Shaping Working-Class Childhoods and Future Workers, 1897-1913 Sara Nicole England, independent, Canada 12. Women as Agents of Change in the Design of the Workplace Lynn Chalmers, independent, Canada 13. Stand-in or Act-out: Period Rooms as Spaces of Agency AEnne Soell, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany and Stefan Kramer, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany 14. Agent Bruce Mau and the Audacity of DesignRachel Gotlieb, Sheridan College, Canada 15. From Indian to Indigenous Agency: Opportunities and Challenges for Architectural Design David Fortin, Laurentian University, Canada 16. Design History and Dyslexia Anne Massey, University of Huddersfield, UK 17. Textual Agency: Pitfalls and Potentials Jessica Hemmings, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 18. Design's Performative Agency: Thoughts and New Directions for Materiality, Ontology and Identity-Making Ece Canli, Research Insitute for Design, Media and Culture, PortugalIndex
Responsibility: edited by John Potvin, Marie-Eve Marchand.


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