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Author Murphy, Keith M., author

Title Swedish design : an ethnography / Keith M. Murphy
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2015]
© 2015
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Description 1 online resource (x, 254 pages) : illustrations
Series Expertise : cultures and technologies of knowledge
Expertise (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Contents Introduction : disentangling Swedish design -- The diagram of Swedish design -- Building the beautiful home -- In the design world -- In the studio -- Displays of force
Summary "Swedish designers are noted for producing distinctive and elegant forms; their furniture and household goods have an especially loyal following around the world. Design in Sweden has more than just an aesthetic component, however. Since at least the late nineteenth century, Swedish politicians and social planners have viewed design as a means for advocating and enacting social change and pushing for a more egalitarian social organization. In this book, Keith M. Murphy examines the special relationship between politics and design in Sweden, revealing in particular the cultural meanings this relationship holds for Swedish society"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest, viewed February 26, 2018)
Subject Design -- Anthropological aspects -- Sweden.
Ethnology -- Sweden.
Material culture -- Sweden -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801455804 (electronic bk.)
9780801455803 (electronic bk.)