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 27 (1)

Design Books in the Chinese Taste: Marketing the Orient in England and France, 1688-1735
Bellemare, J., vol. 27 (1): 1-16
Multum in Parvo: 'A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place'. Modernism, Space-saving Bedroom Furniture and the Compactom Wardrobe
Edwards, C., vol. 27 (1): 17-37
Vodrey Dublin Pottery: Commodification of Celtic Style as a Symbol of Irish National Identity in the 1880s
Molloy, A., vol. 27 (1): 38-57
Argentina '78 World Cup and the Echoes of Mexico '68: Internationalism and Latin American Design. An Intellectual History of Design in the 1960s and 1970s: Politics and Periphery
Almeida, M., vol. 27 (1): 58-75
Introduction to '110 Volts at Home: The American Lista' by Siv Ringdal
Fallan, K., vol. 27 (1): 76-78
110 Volts at Home: the American Lista
Ringdal, S., Fallan, K., vol. 27 (1): 79-96
Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century * Tudoresque: In Pursuit of the Ideal Home
Ryan, D. S., vol. 27 (1): 97-101
The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976
Gorman, C. R., vol. 27 (1): 101-102
Family Dolls' Houses of the 18th and 19th Centuries
House Wade, S., vol. 27 (1): 103-104
Cranz, G., vol. 27 (1): 104-106
Cultures of Colour. Visual, Material, Textual
Grisard, D., vol. 27 (1): 106-108
China's Design Revolution
Wong, W., vol. 27 (1): 108-110
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism
Tonkinwise, C., vol. 27 (1): 111-113
Call for Special Issue Papers: Beyond Dutch Design: Material Culture in the Netherlands in an Age of Globalization, Migration and Multiculturalism
vol. 27 (1): 114-114

Volume 26 (4)

Batmobama and ObaMarx: The Meanings of the Material and Visual Culture of Obama Mania
Kramer, E., vol. 26 (4): 345-361
Art to the Worker! National Socialist Fabrikausstellungen, Slippery Household Goods and Volksgemeinschaft
Tymkiw, M., vol. 26 (4): 362-380
Re-Learning Postmodernism in the History of Graphic Design: A (Con)Textual Analysis of Design Journal in the Late 1960s
Moszkowicz, J., vol. 26 (4): 381-400
Graphic Visualization and Visuality in Lester Beall's Rural Electrification Posters, 1937
Golec, M. J., vol. 26 (4): 401-415
Questions of Attribution: Registered Designs at The National Archives
Halls, J., vol. 26 (4): 416-432
Mazaar, Bazaar: Design and Visual Culture in Pakistan
Auji, H., vol. 26 (4): 433-435