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“Streamlining Everything”: Design, Market Research, and the Postwar “American” World of Goods

Jan L. Logemann

in Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In their quest for perpetual innovation, postwar design professionals took an engineering approach to their creative work, mirroring the notion of “creative research” invoked by research consultants ... More


Corporate America and the International Style: The Transnational Network of Knoll Associates between Europe and the United States

Jan L. Logemann

in Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter uses the furniture company Knoll International as a case study for the reciprocal transnational design transfers in mid-century consumer marketing between the United States and Europe. ... More


The “Return” to Europe: Emigrés as Cultural Translators and the Transformation of Postwar European Marketing

Jan L. Logemann

in Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“Americanization” in marketing did not simply entail out-right imports, but rather a careful and selective adaptation of specific elements. Such transnational corporate learning processes negotiating ... More


Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Jesse Adams Stein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

With the increasing digitisation of almost every facet of human endeavour, concerns persist about ‘deskilling’ and precarious employment. The publishing industry has turned its energy to online and ... More


Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Jan L. Logemann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Engineered to Sell traces the transnational careers of consumer engineers in advertising, market research and commercial design who transformed capitalism, from the 1930s through the 1960s. It argues ... More


Introduction: a new apology for the builder

Conor Lucey

in Building reputations: Architecture and the artisan, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526119940
eISBN:
9781526138699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119940.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Borrowing its title from the notorious seventeenth-century speculative builder Nicholas Barbon’s seminal work on free market economics, published in 1685, the introduction offers a new apology for a ... More


“Tastemakers” or “Wastemakers”? Commercial Design at Midcentury (1930–1960)

Jan L. Logemann

in Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This short segue sketches aspects of the growing importance of commercial design for consumer marketing.


Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France: The visual culture of a new profession

Anca I. Lasc

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113382
eISBN:
9781526138781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113382.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book analyzes the early stages of the interior design profession as articulated within the circles involved in the decoration of the private home in the second half of nineteenth-century France. ... More


Introduction: labour, design and culture

Jesse Adams Stein

in Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784994341
eISBN:
9781526121158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994341.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This introductory chapter first establishes the disciplinary spectrum within which Hot Metal operates. It outlines how recent studies of design and material culture have focused less on production ... More


John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life

Danielle Shapiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693405
eISBN:
9781452954318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Design

This book is the first biography of artist and industrial designer John Vassos. The book positions him as a significant figure in the development of a self-conscious industrial design profession ... More


Décor and sobriety

John Potvin

in Deco Dandy: Designing Masculinity in 1920s Paris

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526134790
eISBN:
9781526158284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134806.00010
Subject:
Art, Design

By exploring the notional interior of the deco dandy, this chapter challenges the extant scholarship that has long positioned the female consumer and woman decorator as the exclusive arbiters of ... More


Deco Dandy: Designing Masculinity in 1920s Paris

John Potvin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526134790
eISBN:
9781526158284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134806
Subject:
Art, Design

Richly illustrated with over 110 colour and black and white images, the book productively contests the supposedly exclusive feminine aspect of the stylemoderne (art deco). It explores how ... More


Cheap Street: London's street markets and the cultures of informality, c. 1850-1939

Victoria Kelley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719099229
eISBN:
9781526146786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526131706
Subject:
History, Economic History

Cheap Street tells the history of London’s street markets and of the people who bought and sold there. From the 1850s anything that could be bought in a shop in London could also be bought in the ... More


Art deco, the ensemble and Einfühlung

John Potvin

in Deco Dandy: Designing Masculinity in 1920s Paris

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526134790
eISBN:
9781526158284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134806.00006
Subject:
Art, Design

The chapter identifies and establishes the deco dandy, that hybrid, ambivalent and ambiguous creature that only existed for a brief time in Paris following the war. The figure was also capitalised as ... More


Movement: Strange Concepts and the Essentially Subjective

Matthew W. Wilson

in New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698523
eISBN:
9781452958866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698523.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Movement takes up an issue that transcends digital and critical invocations of the map: time. This chapter explores the historical development of animated cartography through a Deleuzian and ... More


Normate Template: Knowing-Making the Architectural Inhabitant

Aimi Hamraie

in Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901639
eISBN:
9781452958743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901639.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter 1 uses images in architectural handbooks to study the history of architectural design for an average body.


New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map

Matthew W. Wilson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698523
eISBN:
9781452958866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698523.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

New Lines considers a society increasingly drawn to the power of the digital map, examining the conceptual and technical developments of the field of geographic information science as this work is ... More


But Do You Actually Do GIS?

Matthew W. Wilson

in New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698523
eISBN:
9781452958866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698523.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

But Do You Actually Do GIS? is the introductory chapter, which sets the stage for the interventions--the five factures--of chapters 2 through 6. Importantly, this chapter suggests that the relatively ... More


Criticality: The Urgency of Drawing and Tracing

Matthew W. Wilson

in New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698523
eISBN:
9781452958866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698523.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Criticality traces the origin stories of critical mapping while attempting to forward a renewed agenda that sidesteps the baggage of the word ‘critical’. It proposes that the heart of this agenda is ... More


Industry and luxury

John Potvin

in Deco Dandy: Designing Masculinity in 1920s Paris

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526134790
eISBN:
9781526158284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134806.00012
Subject:
Art, Design

The chapter boasts being the first attempt at analysing the role played by men’s fashion not only at the grand 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes as well as at subsequent ... More


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