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Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories

Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories by Fallan, Kjetil 1847889123 9781847889126
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Scandinavian design is still seen as democratic, functional and simple, its products exemplifying the same characteristics now as they have done since the 1950s. But both the essence and the history of Scandinavian design are much more complex than this. Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories presents a radically new assessment, a corrective to the persistent mythologies and reductive accounts of Scandinavian design.

The book brings together case studies from the early twentieth century to today. Drawn from fields as diverse as transport, engineering, packaging, photography, law, interiors, and corporate identity, these studies tell new or unfamiliar stories about the production, mediation and consumption of design. An alternative history is created, one much more alive to national and regional differences and to types of product.

Scandinavian Design
analyses a century of design culture from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and, in so doing, presents a sophisticated introduction to Scandinavian design.

Author: Fallan, Kjetil

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Berg Publishers

Publication Date: 2012-03-13

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