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Design and Culture Journal has been launched

"For so long design has been neglected as an area worthy of serious academic study and cutting edge analysis. At last a journal to fill the void by finally addressing the enormous impact and relevance of design in contemporary culture. "

Alison Clarke, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Edited by: Elizabeth Guffey, State University of New York at Purchase, USA
Frequency: 3 times per year starting in March 2009

Associate Editors
Guy Julier, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Pekka Korvenma, University of Art and Design, Finland
Matt Soar, Concordia University, Canada

Official journal of the Design Studies Forum

This is the age of design.  Even as recognition of its social, economic and cultural force grows, however, the design field's largely unseen 'edges' are increasingly becoming its driving forces. Design and Culture examines these developments, looking for rigorous and innovative critical frameworks to explore 'design' as a cultural phenomenon today. As a forum for critique, the journal features a substantial reviews section in each issue. Moreover, in-depth essays analyze contemporary design, as well as its discourse and representations. Covering a field that is increasingly interdisciplinary, Design and Culture probes design's relation to other academic disciplines, including marketing, management, cultural studies, anthropology, material culture, geography, visual culture and political economy. 

Peer-reviewed, full-color and handsomely designed throughout, Design and Culture is the official journal of the Design Studies Forum.

Content Of First Issue

Editorial Introduction

Editorial Introduction  pp. 5-8(4)
Author: Guffey, Elizabeth


Religion on Demand: Faith-based Design pp. 9-22(14)
Author: Gorman, Carma R.

I can't talk to you if you say that: An ideological collision at the International Design Conference at Aspen, 1970
pp. 23-49(27)
Author: Twemlow, Alice


Philip Meggs and Richard Hollis: Models of Graphic Design History pp. 51-77(27)
Author: Drucker, Johanna

In Memoriam

The Music CD and Its Ends pp. 79-91(13)
Author: Straw, Will


Value, Relationality and Unfinished Objects: Guy Julier Interview with Scott Lash and Celia Lury pp. 93-103(11)
Author: Julier, Guy

Statement of Practice

Discourse This! Designers and Alternative Critical Writing pp. 105-120(16)
Author: Crisp, Denise Gonzales

Exhibition Reviews

Designing Modern: 1920 to the Present pp. 123-125(3)
Author: Buchanan, Melissa

Jean Prouvé - The Poetics of the Technical Object pp. 126-128(3)
Author: Lees-Maffei, Grace

Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730-2008 pp. 128-130(3)
Author: Renner, Andrea

Figuration in Contemporary Design pp. 130-132(3)
Author: Solan, Victoria

Book Reviews