KUN2201-4201 (Autumn 2015) 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


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


Chris Edwards & Jonna Myhoff Fry, Life cycle assessment of supermarket carrier bags (Bristol: UK Environmental Agency, 2011) pp. 11-62. (51 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


Henry Petroski, ‘Let Us Now Praise the Humble Post-It,’ The Wilson Quarterly 16(4) (1992): 104-110. (7 pp.)Link


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


Jodi Forlizzi, ‘The Product Ecology: Understanding Social Product Use and Supporting Design Culture,’ International Journal of Design 2(1) (2008): 11-20. (10 pp.)Link


Lars Hallnäs & Johan Redström, ’Slow technology—designing for reflection,’ Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 5 (2001):201-212. (12 pp.) Link or Link



Texts in the compendium:

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


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.)




Brandt, Thomas, ‘A Vehicle for “Good Italians:” User Design and the Vespa Clubs in Italy,’ in Grace Lees-Maffein & Kjetil Fallan (eds.), Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).




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.).




Gabriele Oropallo, ‘Wind-Up Radio, UK/South Africa,’ in Grace Lees-Maffei, Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp. 230-233. (4 pp.)




Thomas Kuby, ‘Social Forces Determine The Shape of Technology,’ in Julian Bicknell & Liz McQuiston (Eds.), Design for Need: The Social Contribution of Design (Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1977), pp. 33–38. (6 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.)




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.)




Kjetil Fallan, ‘Annus Mirabilis: 1954, Alberto Rosselli and the Institutionalization of Design Mediation,’ in Grace Lees-Maffei & Kjetil Fallan (eds.), Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).




Daphne Berdahl, On the Social Life of Postsocialism: Memory, Consumption, Germany (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010), pp. 48-67 (Excerpt: Chaps 3-4: ‘Memory Longing and East German Things’ and ‘Reflections on a Car and Its Symbolization over Time’). (20 pp.)




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




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.)



Alice Twemlow, ‘Post-it Note, USA,’ in Grace Lees-Maffei, Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp. 142-145. (4 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.)






Publisert 18. mai 2015 13:51 - Sist endret 28. mai 2015 16:44