Journal of Design History

Journal of Design History is a leading journal in its field. It plays an active role in the development of design history (including the history of the crafts and applied arts), as well as contributing to the broader field of studies of visual and material culture. The journal includes a regular book reviews section and lists books received, and from time to time publishes special issues.

Quarterly: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

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Latest articles

Volume 29 (2)

Josiah Wedgwood, Manufacturing and Craft
Popp, A., Holt, R., vol. 29 (2): 99-119
The Victorian Christmas Card as Aesthetic Object: 'Very interesting ephemerae of a very interesting period in English Art-production
Zakreski, P., vol. 29 (2): 120-136
'Little flat furnished by Maple . . . The 'English Taste in Buenos Aires: The Thompson and Maple Companies (1887-1986)
Fernandez-Garcia, A. M., vol. 29 (2): 137-160
Steering a Course Between Professionalism and Commercialism: The Society of Industrial Artists and the Code of Conduct for the Professional Designer 1945-1975
Armstrong, L., vol. 29 (2): 161-179
Attitudes Towards Modern Living: The Mid-century Showrooms of Herman Miller and Knoll Associates
Petty, M. M., vol. 29 (2): 180-199
Concepts of Value in European Material Culture, 1500-1900
Morton, R., vol. 29 (2): 200-202
Making 1916: Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising
McBrinn, J., vol. 29 (2): 202-204
Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present
Lenci-Cerchiara, A., vol. 29 (2): 205-206
Charles James: Beyond Fashion
Sauro, C., vol. 29 (2): 207-208
Design by IKEA: A Cultural History
Blaszczyk, R. L., vol. 29 (2): 209-210
Cool Shades: The History and Meaning of Sunglasses
Gooding, J., vol. 29 (2): 211-212

Volume 29 (1)

Design Dispersed: Design History, Design Practice and Anthropology
Garvey, P., Drazin, A., vol. 29 (1): 1-7
Sticky Layers and Shimmering Weaves: A Study of Two Human Uses of Spider Silk
Morgan, E., vol. 29 (1): 8-23
Who Designs Scottish Vernacular Baskets?
Bunn, S. J., vol. 29 (1): 24-42
Design for Development, ICSID and UNIDO: The Anthropological Turn in 1970s Design
Clarke, A. J., vol. 29 (1): 43-57
History In and For Design
Otto, T., vol. 29 (1): 58-70
Decorativa: The Monopoly of Visual Production in Socialist Romania. The Centralized Organization of Museum Displays in the 1960s and 1970s
Nicolescu, G., vol. 29 (1): 71-87
Crafting Design in Italy, From Post-war to Postmodernism
Dalla Mura, M., vol. 29 (1): 88-90
The Debate: The Legendary Contest of Two Giants of Graphic Design
Margolin, V., vol. 29 (1): 90-92
The Technical Image: A History of Styles in Scientific Imagery
de Mare, H., vol. 29 (1): 93-95