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West 86th A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226336930, University of Chicago Press, January 2021
176 pp., 24x19 cm, 55 colour plates, 45 halftones
Published on behalf of the Bard Graduate Center, "West 86th" focuses on scholarship in material culture, design history, and the decorative arts. In this issue, Eric Anderson examines how Angerer's photographs of Hans Makart's studio were informed by...
Visualizing Disease The Art and History of Pathological Illustrations
ISBN: HB: 9780226110295, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
288 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 36 colour plates, 36 halftones
Visual anatomy books have been a staple of medical practice and study since the mid-sixteenth century. But the visual representation of diseased states followed a very different pattern from anatomy, one we are only now beginning to investigate and u...
Art of the Blues A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age
ISBN: HB: 9780226396699, University of Chicago Press, October 2016
224 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 350 colour plates
This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years. The blues have been one of the most ubiquitous but diverse ele...
Interface Experience A User's Guide
ISBN: PB: 9781941792025, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, March 2015
128 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm, 20 colour plates
The last forty years have seen the rise of the personal computer, a device that has enabled ordinary individuals to access a tool that had been exclusive to laboratories and corporate technology centers. During this time, computers have become smalle...
Power to the People The Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-Culture, 1964-1974
ISBN: HB: 9780226424354, University of Chicago Press, May 2013
264 pp., 30.4x25.4 cm, 700 colour illus.
Though we think of the 1960s and the early '70s as a time of radical social, cultural, and political upheaval, we tend to picture the action as happening on campuses and in the streets. Yet the rise of the underground newspaper was equally daring and...
Exhibitions Concept, Planning and Design
ISBN: PB: 9781933253695, University of Chicago Press, American Alliance of Museums Press, February 2013
272 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 200 colour illus.
"Good exhibition design promotes thought and feeling through the creation of an emotionally charged space – an environment that engulfs visitors, pulls them forward, and draws them into the story and its meaning", writes Tom Klobe in "Exhibitions". H...
Machine Art, 1934
ISBN: HB: 9780226507156, University of Chicago Press, May 2012
240 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 61 halftones
In 1934, New York's Museum of Modern Art staged a major exhibition of ball bearings, airplane propellers, pots and pans, cocktail tumblers, petri dishes, protractors, and other machine parts and products. The exhibition, titled "Machine Art", explore...
French Primitivism and the Ends of Empire, 1945-1975
ISBN: HB: 9780226752693, University of Chicago Press, October 2011
312 pp., 23x15 cm, 51 halftones, 10 colour illus.
For over a century, the idea of primitivism has motivated artistic modernism. Focusing on the three decades after World War II, known in France as "les trentes glorieuses" despite the loss of most of the country's colonial empire, this probing and ex...
Politics of the Artificial Essays on Design and Design Studies
ISBN: HB: 9780226505039, University of Chicago Press, March 2002
284 pp., 21.6x17.8 cm, 71 halftones
Emerging from the world of commercial art and product styling, design has now become completely integrated into human life. Its marks are all around us, from the chairs we sit on to the Web sites on our computer screens. One of the pioneers of desi...
Discovering Design Explorations in Design Studies
ISBN: PB: 9780226078151, University of Chicago Press, April 1995
283 pp., 21.6x14.1 cm
"Discovering Design" reflects the growing recognition that the design of the everyday world deserves attention not only as a professional practice but as a subject of social, cultural, and philosophic investigation. Victor Margolin, cofounder and an...