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Fitting In (1945–1961)

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 1950 Marlon Brando hit the big screen. Standing at the cusp of a critical career in film, his best-known performance until then was his searing portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee William’s 1947 Broadway plays A Streetcar Named...

Origins of a Misfit Design The Advent of the Modern Wheelchair (–1945)

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...After she’d grown up, Ruth Bie couldn’t remember meeting Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) or patting the dog on his lap (Fischer, 2008) (Figure 1.1). And perhaps FDR would have preferred this. In the last twenty years we have become...

A Design for the Real World? (1968–1974)

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sunday morning, July 28, 1968, readers of Sweden’s biggest newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, opened the weekend edition to find a full-page, centerfold spread that showed a man in a wheelchair falling down a subway staircase. Directly below...

Epilogue The Beginning of the End?

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In September 2013, Ontario’s Lieutenant-Governor David Onley announced that it was time to replace the familiar wheelchair symbol. In tandem with Ontario College of Art and Design University’s Inclusive Design program, he agreed...

Nothingness in April Greiman’s Does It Make Sense?

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... Design History,” Underconsideration http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/005595.html (accessed March 3, 2013).E. Guffey (2014), Posters: A Global History, London: Reaktion.S. Heller and L. Fili (2006), Stylepedia: A Guide...

Signs of Protest (1974–1990)

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 1981, a group of disabled people wanting to use a public bus in Los Angeles discovered that, although the United States could lift men to the moon, city buses couldn’t lift a wheelchair a few feet into a bus. Twenty-odd wheelchair users...

Introduction

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...At its heart, this book aims to show how the International Symbol of Access (ISA) came into being, not just as a design, but also a manner of thinking (Figure I.1). When I began writing this book, I was under the illusion that this would...

Signs of Discrimination (1965–1968)

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...“When they are planning buildings,” asked Selwyn Goldsmith in 1967, “do architects continue to treat everyone in the same way, thinking of building users in “normal population” terms, with the result that people who are abnormal...

A Critical Design? (1990–Today)

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In 2013, Victor Calise, New York’s commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, announced that the city would replace the International Symbol of Access (ISA) with a new sign. Identifying the 1969 ISA as “stagnant,” he...

The Personal Politics of Signs (1961–1965)

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In October 1961, Timothy Nugent, University of Illinois professor, coach, and herald of a new approach toward disablement stood before a symposium audience in Stockholm to introduce an international audience to the new American building...