Journal of Design History

Journal of Design History is a leading journal in its field. It plays an active role in the development of design history (including the history of the crafts and applied arts), as well as contributing to the broader field of studies of visual and material culture. The journal includes a regular book reviews section and lists books received, and from time to time publishes special issues.

Quarterly: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

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Latest articles

Volume 28 (2)

The Good Women of Peterhouse: Patriarchal Community, Femininity and University Reform
Carter, V., vol. 28 (2): 113-127
E. C. Bowra and the Chinese collections in the 1873 Vienna Weltausstellung, with particular reference to the loan collections of E. C. Bowra, J. H. Gray, Hu Tao-tai and H. Kopsch
Baird, C., vol. 28 (2): 128-141
Tracking the Poster Movement: An Inquiry into British Modernism by Way of the 'British and Foreign Posters' Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1931
Christensen, L. H., vol. 28 (2): 142-160
Like A 'Girl in a Bikini Suit' and Other Stories: The Herman Miller Furniture Company, Gender and Race at Mid-Century
Wilson, K., vol. 28 (2): 161-181
Globalizing Design History and Global Design History
Huppatz, D. J., vol. 28 (2): 182-202
Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London * Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain
McBrinn, J., vol. 28 (2): 203-207
The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned
Mogilevich, M., vol. 28 (2): 207-208
Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware
Kelkar, S., vol. 28 (2): 209-210
Chinoiserie: Commerce and Critical Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Britain
de Bruijn, E., vol. 28 (2): 210-211
Consumers, Tinkerers, Rebels: The People Who Shaped Europe
Fallan, K., vol. 28 (2): 212-213
Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming
Yelavich, S., vol. 28 (2): 214-215
Playing with the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of History
Hatlen, J. F., vol. 28 (2): 216-217
Book Reviews Editor
vol. 28 (2): 218-218

Volume 28 (1)

Between Avant-Garde and Commercialism: Reconsidering Emigres and Design
Engelke, H., Hochscherf, T., vol. 28 (1): 1-14
'Fit for its purpose': Nikolaus Pevsner Argues for the Modern Movement
Engel, U., vol. 28 (1): 15-32
Home at a Distance: The Design of Nazi Germany in Exile Films from the Soviet Union
Hesse, C., vol. 28 (1): 33-47
Colour Magic at Pinewood: Hein Heckroth, The Archers and Avant-Garde Production Design in The Red Shoes (1948)
Engelke, H., Hochscherf, T., vol. 28 (1): 48-66
American Fashion and European Art--Alexander Liberman and the Politics of Taste in Vogue of the 1950s
Krause-Wahl, A., vol. 28 (1): 67-82
Emigre Designers in the University of Brighton Design Archives
Breakell, S., Whitworth, L., vol. 28 (1): 83-97
Architecture on the Carpet: The Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings * Modernist Complexity on a Small Scale: The Dandanah Glass Building Blocks of 1920 from an Object-based Research Perspective
Ogata, A. F., vol. 28 (1): 98-100