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Diversionary tactics at work: Making meaning through misuse

Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler

Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler is Assistant Professor of Design History at Purdue University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... for the NCAA March Madness Livestream is the Best Yet,” Quartz, March 2015. Jennifer Calfas, “The NCAA’s March Madness Life Site has an Emergency ‘Boss Button,’ ” Time, March 17, 2017. Nina Golgowski, “Fake Outlook Skin Lets Users Discreetly Browse...

Introduction

Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler

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Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler is Assistant Professor of Design History at Purdue University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victoria Rose Pass

Victoria Rose Pass is Assistant Professor of Art History at Salisbury University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christopher S. Wilson

Christopher S. Wilson is Lecturer of Architecture and Design Historian at Ringling College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... that there may be many generations of users whose needs, preferences, and uses are different and even contradictory. Finally, Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler’s “Diversionary tactics at work: Making meaning through misuse” considers the covert behaviors...

Using digital tools to work around the canon

Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... should be defined and determined. One such argument is found in What Is Modern Design?, written in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., for the Museum of Modern Art, where he was Director of Industrial Design. An illustration from that book...

The Mangbetu coiffure: A story of cars, hats, branding, and appropriation

Victoria Rose Pass

Victoria Rose Pass is Assistant Professor of Art History at Salisbury University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... between anthropologists and Mr. Hitler.” Malvina Hoffman, Heads and Tales (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1936), p. 159. Quoted in Jennifer Schuessler, “‘Races of Mankind’ Sculptures, Long Exiled, Return to Display at Chicago’s Field...

Confronting racial stereotypes in graphic design history

Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... of the 1931 Colonial Exposition, see Patricia Morton, Hybrid Modernities: Architecture and Representation at the 1931 Colonial Exposition, Paris (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2000). As Jennifer Boittin maintains in Colonial Metropolis, “interwar...

The case of William Pahlmann: Challenging the canon of modern design

Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... of design, utilizing terms like “simplicity,” “functionality,” and “comfort” as guiding principles that in many ways mirrors Museum of Modern Art curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.’s description in “What Is Modern Design?” (1950).In Kaufmann, Jr.’s...

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Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Introduction As a formally trained chemist with little exposure to design history, attending the National Endowment for the Humanities “The Canon and Beyond: Teaching the History of Modern Design” Summer Teaching Institute in 2015...

Kul’ttovary: Bringing culture into the Soviet home

Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The Russian term kul’ttovary translates roughly as “cultural goods.” The concept of cultural goods was well known in the Soviet Union, and, for decades, each city, town, or village had at least one store called “Kul’ttovary.” The premise...

“I was not a woman designer . . . I was a designer who happened to be a woman”

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... at a time “when there wasn’t much on television besides old cowboy movies and wrestling,” as Dohrs recalled. In time, she had the responsibility of creating illustrations for the scrapbook that Earl kept for his personal friends in the Buhl...

Representing modern architecture in The Rockford Files, 1974–1980

Christopher S. Wilson

Christopher S. Wilson is Lecturer of Architecture and Design Historian at Ringling College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Rockford The Rockford Files was a 1970s weekly American television series that narrated the exploits of Los Angeles private investigator Jim Rockford, played by Hollywood veteran James Garner (1928–2014). Rockford, a pardoned convict...