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Ideology of Design

Branka Curcic (Editor)

  • Publisher: Autonomedia
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: hb
  • Pages: 288
  • Released: Jul 1, 2010
  • ISBN-13: 9781570272097


How can we follow the crucial development of recent design practices during the last decades of the 20th century, and their connections with artistic practices and critical discourses? Whether under socialism or capitalism, design is always in close and dynamic connection with the economic and productive bases of society and material culture. Although dealing with broader theoretical approaches, this anthology focuses on the former Yugoslavia, which tried to define the role of design in a (non)market socialist economy. Developing progressive, yet critical and contradictory positions, design was simultaneously presented as a symbol of post-war reconstruction of a country under the wing of industrialisation and the liberation of man from material privation. But as decades went by, it increasingly played a main role in building a socialist market society.

Co-published with All texts in both English and Serbian. Hardbound, dustjacketed, marker ribbon.

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