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 (3)

Chromophilia: The Design World's Passion for Colour
Blaszczyk, R. L., vol. 27 (3): 203-217
One Essential Thing to Learn is Colour: Harmony, Science and Colour Theory in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fashion Advice
Nicklas, C., vol. 27 (3): 218-236
White Walls, White Nights, White Girls: Whiteness and the British Artistic Interior, 1850-1900
Huxtable, S.-A., vol. 27 (3): 237-255
Synthetic Fluorescents: Day-Glo from Novelty to Norm
Kane, C. L., vol. 27 (3): 256-277
Chinese Colours and the Sydney Opera House (1956-1966): Jorn Utzon's Reinterpretation of Traditional Chinese Architecture
Chen-Yu, C., Myers, P., Goad, P., vol. 27 (3): 278-296
The Colour Reference Library, Royal College of Art, London
Parkinson, N., vol. 27 (3): 297-308
Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity, 1922-1992
Bell, C., vol. 27 (3): 309-311
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
Jackson, A., vol. 27 (3): 311-312
The Color Revolution
DeLong, M., vol. 27 (3): 313-314
Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America
Wiley, A. N., vol. 27 (3): 314-316
Print Culture: From Steam Press to Ebook
Maffei, N. P., vol. 27 (3): 316-317
Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran: Interior Revolutions of the Modern Era
Afshar, E. L., vol. 27 (3): 317-319
The People's Car: A Global History of the Volkswagen Beetle
Gartman, D., vol. 27 (3): 319-320
Books Received
vol. 27 (3): 321-322

Volume 27 (2)

Designers in the Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fancy Textile Industry: Education, Employment and Exhibition
Nenadic, S., vol. 27 (2): 115-131
Privacy's Waste Products: Touch, Contagion and Public Telephone Design
Gansky, P., vol. 27 (2): 132-147
Nomina sunt Omina--Capital City Bonn: Inventing an Image for the Federal Republic of Germany
Barnstone, D. A., vol. 27 (2): 148-166
A New History of Temporal Typography: Towards Fluid Letterforms
Brownie, B., vol. 27 (2): 167-181
Le Corbusier. Furniture and Interiors 1905-1965
McLeod, M., vol. 27 (2): 182-185
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
Hochscherf, T., vol. 27 (2): 186-188