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Information Is Style

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

If information cool is a form of “deco-technology,” then another way to say that its content is useless is to identify “uselessness” with the conversion of all the workaday techniques, procedures, ... More


The Designer as Marketing Expert: European Immigrants and the Professionalization of Industrial and Graphic Design in 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/9780226660295.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While the rise of “styling,” “streamlining,” and specialized industrial design offices has been typically described as a specifically American response to the expansion of consumer markets and the ... More


Excess in Print: (Re)tracing Conversational Dialogues

Claire Maree

in queerqueen: Linguistic Excess in Japanese Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190869618
eISBN:
9780190869649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869618.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Chapter 2 examines the entextualization of queerqueen Japanese into multimodal texts that endeavor to (re)create sonic qualities through visual means. It examines five books published in 1979–1980 by ... More


The Teahouse of the American Book: Boston Bindings and Asia-as-Technê, 1890–1920

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In an effort to understand how the complex effects of Asia-as-technê worked together to transform the entire field of book production in the 1890s and early 1900s, this chapter turns to two ... More


Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Postsocialist China

Lily Chumley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691164977
eISBN:
9781400881321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164977.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The last three decades have seen a massive expansion of China's visual culture industries, from architecture and graphic design to fine art and fashion. New ideologies of creativity and creative ... More


The Spectacle of Maps in British America, 1750–1800

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.17
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the year 1770, when John Henry finally published A New and Accurate Map of Virginia, his first and only map that invited public notice. Consisting of four sheets, the map ... More


Getting your message out using the written word

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198716686
eISBN:
9780191797477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Using the written word for education and outreach is an essential technique for accomplishing the conservation objectives of many organizations and agencies. Harnessing the power of the mass media ... More


Decadence: Consuming Decadence: Advertising and the Art Poster

Rachel Teukolsky

in Picture World: Image, Aesthetics, and Victorian New Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198859734
eISBN:
9780191892080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859734.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 looks to the end of the nineteenth century to study the rise of the artistic advertising poster. Posters were mass-produced, disposable, and advertised commodities like cocoa and the ... 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.


Creative Conversions

Laura Otis

in Rethinking Thought: Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190213466
eISBN:
9780190271701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213466.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Innovative ideas often emerge between spatial, object, and verbal ways of thinking rather than in any one of them. Creative breakthroughs sometimes arise when people try to convert thoughts from one ... More


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