KUN2201-4201 Reading List




Prasad Boradkar, Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2010). (271 pp.)


Articles available via Universitetsbiblioteket:


Elisabeth Guffey, [Anmeldelse av] ‘DVD. Objectified: The Meaning of Design. Directed by Gary Hustwit,' Design and Culture 3(1) (2011): 113-115. (3 pp.) Link


Adam Arvidsson, ‘From Counterculture to Consumer Culture: Vespa and the Italian youth market, 1958–78,' Journal of Consumer Culture 1(1) (2001): 47-67 (21 pp.)Link


Kjetil Fallan, ‘“One Must Offer ‘Something for Everyone’”: Designing Crockery for Consumer Consent in 1950s’ Norway,' Journal of Design History 22(2) (2009): 133-146. (14 pp.)Link


Gert Selle, ‘There Is No Kitsch, There Is Only Design!,' Design Issues 1(1) (1984): 41-52. (12 pp.)Link


Birgit Helene Jevnaker, ‘"Vita Activa": On Relationships between Design(ers) and Business’, Design Issues 21(3) (2005): 25-44. (20 s.)



Kjetil Fallan, ‘”The ‘Designer’—the 11th Plague”: Design Discourse from Consumer Activism to Environmentalism in 1960s Norway,' Design Issues 27(4) (2011): 30-42. (13 pp.)Link


Bjørn Hatterud, ’Hvorfor råner ikke kulturradikalere?,' Samtiden nr. 2 – 2006: 54-59. (6 pp.)Link


Kjetil Fallan, ‘De-scribing Design: Appropriating Script Analysis to Design History’ Design Issues 24(4) (2008): 61-72. (12 pp.)Link


Grace Lees-Maffei, ‘The Production–Consumption–Mediation Paradigm,' Journal of Design History 22(4) (2009): 351-373. (23 pp.)Link


Jeremy Aynsley & Francesca Berry, ‘Publishing the Modern Home: Magazines and the Domestic Interior 1870-1965,' Journal of Design History 18(1) (2005): 1-5. (5 pp.) [Introduction to special issue]Link


Claude S. Fischer, ’”Touch Someone”: The Telephone Industry Discovers Sociability’, Technology and Culture 29(1) (1988): 32-61. (30 s.)



Paul Atkinson, ’Man in a Briefcase: The Social Construction of the Laptop Computer and the Emergence of a Type Form,' Journal of Design History 18(2) (2005): 191-204. (14 pp.)Link


Steve Baker, ’Re-reading The Corporate Personality,' Journal of Design History 2(4) (1989): 275-290. (16 pp.)Link



Texts in compendium:

Can be bought at Kopiutsalget, Akademika. Please remember student card.


Compendium 1:

Lasse Brunnström, ‘Hjälpmedel för ett säkrare och jämlikare liv’, i Lasse Brunnström (red.), Svensk industridesign: En 1900-talshistoria (Stockholm: Prisma, 2004), ss. 297-323. (27 s.)


Thomas Brandt, Frie hjerter og små motorer: kulturell produksjon, formidling og bruk av den italienske Vespa-scooteren, 1946-1969 [Doktoravhandling] (Trondheim: NTNU, 2006), ss. 51-82. (Utdrag: Kapittel 3: ‘Den disiplinerte kohort – de organiserte Vespa-kjørerne’). (32 s.)


Dick Hebdige, ‘Object as Image: the Italian Scooter Cycle,’ in Dick Hebdige, Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things (London: Routledge, 1988), pp. 77-115. (39 pp.)


Reyner Banham, ’Sex and the Single Lens,' New Society, 19. Dec 1974, pp. 763-764.


Steven Lubar, ’Men/Women/Production/Consumption,' in Roger Horowitz & Arwen Mohun (eds.), His and Hers: Gender, Consumption, and Technology (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1998), pp. 7-32. (26 s)


Pat Kirkham & Judy Attfield, ’Introduction,' in Pat Kirkham (ed.), The Gendered Object (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996), pp. 1-10. (10 pp.)


Susie McKellar, ’Guns: the ”last frontier on the road to equality”?,' in Pat Kirkham (ed.), The Gendered Object (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996), pp. 70-78. (9 pp.)


Judy Attfield, ’Barbie and Action Man: adult toys for girls and boys, 1959-1993,' in Pat Kirkham (ed.), The Gendered Object (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996), pp. 80-88. (9 pp.)


Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), pp. 127-167. (Excerpt: Chap. 4: ’Fiesta!’) (41 pp.)


Judy Attfield, Wild Things: The Material Culture of Everyday Life (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2000), pp. 99-120. (Excerpt: Kapittel 4: ‘Continuity: Authenticity and the Paradoxical Nature of Reproduction’) (51 pp.).


Tom Wolfe, ’The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,' in Tom Wolfe, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965), pp. 75-104. (30 pp.)


Viviana Narotzky, ‘Our Cars in Havana,' in Peter Wollen & Joe Kerr (eds.), Autopia: Cars and Culture (London: Reaktion, 2002), pp. 169-176. (8 pp.)


Compendium 2:

Gunnar M. Lamvik, ‘A Fariy Tale on Wheels: The Car as a Vehicle for Meaning within a Norwegian Subculture,' in Merete Lie & Knut H. Sørensen (eds.), Making Technology Our Own? Domesticating Technology into Everyday Life (Oslo: Scandinavian University Press, 1996), pp. 151-168. (18 pp.)


Paul du Gay et al., Doing Cultural Studies: The Story of the Sony Walkman (London & Milton Keynes: Sage & The Open University, 1997), pp. 1-40. (Excerpt: ’Introduction’ + Chap. 1: ’Making Sense of the Walkman’). (40 pp.)


Jean Baudrillard, The System of Objects (London: Verso, 1996 [1968]), pp. 109-133. (Excerpt: Chap. C: ’The Metafunctional and Dysfunctional Systems: Gadgets and Robots’). (24 pp.)


Jeremy Aynsley & Kate Forde, ’Introduction,' in Jeremy Aynsley & Kate Forde (eds.), Design and the Modern Magazine (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007), pp. 1-14. (14 pp.)


Elisabeth Guffey, Retro: The Culture of Revival (London: Reaktion Books, 2006), pp. 7-28. (Excerpt: ’Introduction: Remembering When We Were Modern’). (22 pp.)

Sophie Lovell, ’Core Strength’ [Intervju med Jonathan Ive], Wallpaper, desember 2010, s. 62. (1 s.)


Kjetil Fallan, ’The Metamorphosis of a Norwegian Design Magazine: Nye Bonytt, 1968-1971’, i Grace Lees-Maffei (red.), Writing Design: Words and Objects (London: Berg Publishers, 2011), ss. 47-61. (14 s.)


Reyner Banham, ’A Grid on Two Fathings’, i Penny Sparke, Reyner Banham: Design by Choice (London: Academy Editions, 1981), ss. 119-120. (2 s.)


Tag Gronberg, ’The Titanic: An Object Manufactured for Exhibition at the Bottom of the Sea’, i Marius Kwint, Christopher Breward og Jeremy Aynsley (red.), Material Memories: Design and Evocation (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 1999), ss. 237-251. (15 s.)


Lasse Brunnström, Telefonen: En designhistoria (Stockholm: Atlantis/Tekniska museet, 2006), ss. 13-54 & 159-215. (Utdrag: Kapittel 1: ’En apparat för kommunikation’ & Kapittel 3: ’Ytan’). (78 s.)


Compendium 3:


Nicky Gregson & Louise Crewe, Second-Hand Cultures (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2003), pp. 143-172. (Excerpt: Chap. 6: ’Transformations: Commodity Recovery, Redefinition, Divestment and Re-enchantment’). (30 pp.)


Anders V. Munch, ‘Design as Gesamtkunstwerk: Historical transformations of a vision from Wagner and Morris to Verner Panton,' Scandinavian Journal of Design History 11 (2001): 33-58. (26 pp.)


Additional Compendium

Helena Kåberg, ’The Addo House Style: Swedish Moderen as a Sales Argument in the 1950s’, Scandinavian Journal of Design History 13 (2003): 53-66. (14 s.)

Anders V. Munch, ‘Throughout any Scale: Design as Thinking in Totalities’, Scandinavian Journal of Design History 14 (2004): 23-46. (24 s.)


Publisert 10. okt. 2017 16:02 - Sist endret 16. nov. 2017 15:40