University of Hertfordshire

Professor Grace Lees-Maffei BA Hons MA RCA PhD FHEA

Professor

Grace Lees-Maffei

Professor Grace Lees-Maffei BA Hons MA RCA PhD FHEA

Professor

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Publications

  1. 1995
  2. Richard Avedon: Evidence 1944-1994 (Review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 1995, In : Design History Society Newsletter. p. 6 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  3. The Case for Carnography (Review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 1995, In : things. 3, p. 98-99 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  4. 1996
  5. Conran Foundation Collection (Review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Feb 1996, In : Blueprint. p. 43 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  6. Coming Around Again (Review of Recycling, The Crafts Council)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jun 1996, In : things. 4, p. 134-136 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  7. 1997
  8. Balancing the object: the reinvention of Alessi

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1997, In : things. 6, p. 74-91

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Gottfried Semper

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1997, In: Encyclopaedia of Interior Design. Banham, J. (ed.). Routledge, Vol. 1. p. 1151-1153

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  10. Norman Shaw

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1997, In: The Encyclopedia of Interior Design. Routledge, Vol. 2. p. 1159-1162

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  11. 1998
  12. An Analysis of the Art Craft Debate with Reference to the Work of Chatwin: Martin

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1998, Ring of Fire. Adams, S. (ed.). University of Hertfordshire, p. 7-20

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  13. Review of Marks of Excellence : The History and Taxonomy of Trademarks

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1998, In : Journal of Design History. 11, 1, p. 182-183

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  14. Review of Processed Lives : Gender and Technology in Everyday Life

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1998, In : Journal of Design History. 11, 1, p. 103-105

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  15. 2000
  16. Belonging and belongings : etiquette writing as design discourse 1920-1970

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2000, In: Making and unmaking : selected proceedings. Design History Society annual conference 2000. Putnam, T., Facey, R. & Swales, V. (eds.). Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth, School of Art, Design and Media, 2000, p. 102-117 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  17. 2001
  18. Architecture and Design for the Family in Britain, 1900-1970 [review]

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2001, In : Journal of Design History. 14, 1, p. 80-82

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  19. From service to self-service: etiquette writing as design discourse 1920-1970

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2001, In : The Journal of Design History. 14, 3, p. 187-206

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Review of Women's Leisure in England 1920-1960

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jun 2001, In : Journal of Design History. 14, 2, p. 162-164

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  21. 2002
  22. Designing Modern Childhoods : Landscapes, Buildings and Material Culture (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2002, In : Design History Society Newsletter. 94, p. 8-9

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  23. Situated Knowledges : Consumption, Production and Identity in a Global Context (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2002, In : Design History Society Newsletter. 95, p. 6-7

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  24. The Age of Homespun : Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2002, In : Journal of Design History. 15, 2, p. 124-126

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  25. Youth, Popular Culture and Everyday Life (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2002, In : Design History Society Newsletter. 93, p. 8-9

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  26. Italianita and Internationalism: production, design and mediation at Alessi 1976-96

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 May 2002, In : Modern Italy. 7, 1, p. 37-57

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Men, motors, markets and women

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Nov 2002, Autopia : Cars and Culture. Wollen, P. & Kerr, J. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Reaktion Books, p. 363-370

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  28. 2003
  29. From Catherine Beecher to Martha Stewart : a Cultural History of Domestic Advice (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2003, In : Journal of Transatlantic Studies. 2, 1, p. 115-117

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  30. From Slavery to Superwoman : Cooking, Cleaning and Eating 1850-1960 [review]

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2003, In : Design History Society Newsletter. 98, p. 10-11

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  31. Studying advice: historiography, methodology, commentary, bibliography

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2003, In : The Journal of Design History. 16, 1, p. 1-14

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Domestic Design Advice

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Mar 2003, Journal of Design History, 16, 1.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

  33. 2004
  34. Dangerous Liaisons: Relationships Between Design, Craft and Art

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Sep 2004, In : Journal of Design History. 17, 3, p. 207-220

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. 2005
  36. From Plain Fare to Fusion Food : British Diet from the 1890s to the 1990s (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2005, In : Cultural and Social History. 2, 3, p. 396-398

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  37. 2006
  38. Elsie de Wolfe : The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2006, In : Journal of Design History. 19, 2, p. 173-176

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  39. Turning Houses into Homes : a History of the Retailing and Consumption of Domestic Furnishings (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2006, In : Urban History. 33, 3, p. 521-522

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  40. 2007
  41. Historicizing Lifestyle : Mediating Taste, Consumption and Identity from the 1900s to 1970s (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2007, In : Journal of Design History. 20, 2, p. 173-175

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  42. Show/tell : relationships between text, narrative and image

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2007, In : Working Papers on Design. 2, 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Show/Tell: Relationships between Text, Narrative and Image

    Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.), 1 Aug 2007, Working Papers on Design, 2.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

  44. 2008
  45. Imagined Interiors : Representing the Domestic Interior since the Renaissance (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2008, In : Studies in the Decorative Arts. 16, 1, p. 146-148

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  46. Objects, Audiences and Literatures : Alternative Narratives in the History of Design (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2008, In : Studies in the Decorative Arts. 15, 2, p. 141-144

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  47. Introduction: Professionalization as a Focus in Interior Design History

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Mar 2008, In : Journal of Design History. 21, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Editorial: Professionalizing Interior Design 1870-1970

    Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.) & Wealleans, A. (ed.), 1 Jun 2008, Journal of Design History, 21, 1.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationEditorial

  49. Review of The Modern Interior, Penny Sparke

    Lees-Maffei, G., 23 Oct 2008, In : Times Higher Education. 1,868, p. 51 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  50. Review of Autophobia : Love and Hate in the Automotive Age

    Lees-Maffei, G., 11 Dec 2008, In : Times Higher Education. 1,875, p. 49 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  51. 2009
  52. The Production-Consumption-Mediation Paradigm

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2009, In : Journal of Design History. 22, 4, p. 351-376 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  53. The man in the white suit: Alexander Mackendrick (1951)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2009, In : Design and Culture. 1, 2, p. 223-5

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  54. Women in Italy, 1945-1960 : An Interdisciplinary Study (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2009, In : Modern Italy. 14, 1, p. 118-120

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  55. ‘Jean Prouvé – The Poetics of the Technical Object’ (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2009, In : Design and Culture. 1, 1, p. 126

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  56. 2010
  57. Designing the Modern Interior : from the Victorians to Today (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2010, In : Design Journal. 13, 3, p. 373-378

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  58. Judging a Book by Its Cover : Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction (review).

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2010, In : Design Issues. 26, 3, p. 92-93 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  59. The Design History Reader

    Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.) & Houze, R. (ed.), 2010, Berg Publishers. 544 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  60. General Introduction

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Mar 2010, The Design History Reader. Lees-Maffei, G. & Houze, R. (eds.). Oxford: Berg Publishers, p. 1-5 5 p. 1

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  61. Carjacked: the Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives (book review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 6 May 2010, In : Times Higher Education. 1,946, p. 55 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  62. Introduction - Writing design : words, myths, practices

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Dec 2010, In : Working Papers on Design. 4, 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  63. Writing Design: Words, Myths, Practices

    Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.), 21 Dec 2010, Working Papers on Design, 4.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

  64. 2011
  65. ‘Dressing the part(y): 1950s domestic advice books and the studied performance of informal domesticity in the UK and the US'

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2011, In: Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today. Fisher, F., Lara-Betancourt, P., Keeble, T. & Martin, B. (eds.). 1st ed. Berg Publishers, p. 183-196 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  66. Material Nation: A Consumer's History of Modern Italy (Review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Mar 2011, In : Modern Italy. 18, 1, p. 101-103 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  67. 2012
  68. Reflections on Design Activism and Social Change

    Lees-Maffei, G., 2012, Design Issues, 28, 2, p. 90-92.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

  69. Writing Design: Words and Objects

    Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.), 2012, 1st ed. London: Berg Publishers. 288 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  70. Introduction: Writing Design

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2012, Writing Design: Words and Objects. Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.). London: Berg Publishers, p. 1-16 17 p. 1

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  71. Design History: From Service Subject to Discrete Discipline

    Lees-Maffei, G. & Huppatz, D. J., 1 Sep 2012, Design Frontiers: Territories, Concepts, Technologies: ICDHS 2012 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  72. Small Change? Emily Post’s Etiquette (1922-2011)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 4 Oct 2012, Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers: From Charlotte Temple to The Da Vinci Code. Churchwell, S. & Ruys Smith, T. (eds.). London: Continuum, p. 217-248 31 p. Chapter 10

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  73. 2013
  74. Lettere sulla storia del design

    Lees-Maffei, G., 19 Mar 2013, In : AIS/Design Storia e Ricerche.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  75. Why design history? A multi-national perspective on the state and purpose of the field

    Lees-Maffei, G. & Huppatz, D. J., Apr 2013, In : Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. 12, 2-3, p. 310-330 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  76. Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

    Lees-Maffei, G. & Fallan, K. (ed.), Nov 2013, London : Bloomsbury Academic. 325 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  77. ‘Made’ in England? The Mediation of Alessi S.p.A

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Nov 2013, Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. Lees-Maffei, G. & Fallan, K. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 287-304

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  78. Introduction: The History of Italian Design

    Lees-Maffei, G., 21 Nov 2013, Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design. Lees-Maffei, G. & Fallan, K. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 1-33 34 p. 1

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  79. The Making of the Modern British Home (Review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 12 Dec 2013, In : Times Higher Education. p. 51 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  80. Section D, Monocle 24, interviewed about Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

    Lees-Maffei, G., 24 Dec 2013

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  81. 2014
  82. Design at Home: Domestic Advice Books in Britain and the USA since 1945

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2014, 1st Edition ed. London: Taylor & Francis. 256 p. (New Directions in Cultural History)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  83. Designing Domesticity: Visual Techniques in Post-WW2 Domestic Advice Books

    Lees-Maffei, G., Sep 2014

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  84. Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things

    Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.), Sep 2014, London: Bloomsbury Academic. 240 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  85. Introduction: Interrogating Iconic Design

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Sep 2014, Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things. Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.). London and New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 6-23

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  86. Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer, Italy/France (Philippe Starck, 1990)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Sep 2014, Iconic Designs: 50 Stories about 50 Things. Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 184-187 4 p. 39

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  87. Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America (Review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Sep 2014, In : Design and Culture. 6, 3, p. 427-432 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  88. The Italian Avant-Garde, 1968-1976 (Review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Sep 2014, In : Design Journal. 17, 3, p. 473-478 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  89. 2015
  90. It's Personal: Subjectivity in Design History

    Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.) & Fallan, K. (ed.), 21 Apr 2015, In : Design and Culture. 7, 1, p. 5-27 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  91. Self Portrait Exhibition

    Lees-Maffei, G., 28 Apr 2015

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  92. DESIGN: History and Theory

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 May 2015, Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Kelly, M. (ed.). 2nd ed. New York: OUP

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  93. Copyright Legislation Will Destroy Design Publishing Says Charlotte Fiell

    Lees-Maffei, G., 11 Dec 2015, In : Dezeen.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  94. 2016
  95. Erving Goffman

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2016, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design. Edwards, C. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 2. p. 101 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  96. Gillian Naylor

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2016, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design. Edwards, C. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 2. p. 438-9 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  97. Jonathan Woodham

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2016, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design. Edwards, C. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 3. p. 422-3 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  98. Judy Attfield

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2016, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design. Edwards, C. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 1. p. 96-97 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  99. Penny Sparke

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2016, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design. Edwards, C. (ed.). Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 3. p. 253 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  100. Real imagined communities: National narratives and the globalization of design history

    Fallan, K. & Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2016, In : Design Issues. 31, 4, p. 5-18 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  101. Victor Margolin

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jan 2016, Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design. Edwards, C. (ed.). Bloomsbury Academic, Vol. 2. p. 350-1 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  102. From Ferrari to Fendi: 15 objects that define Italian design

    Lees-Maffei, G., 29 Feb 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

  103. Introduction: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization

    Lees-Maffei, G., Jun 2016, Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization. Fallan, K. & Lees-Maffei, G. (eds.). New York: Berghahn Books, p. 1-21 22 p. (Making Sense of History).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  104. "Why then the world's mine oyster": Consumption and Globalization

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jun 2016, The Routledge Companion to Design Studies. Sparke, P. & Fisher, F. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 445-456 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  105. Dr Grace Lees-Maffei: Design in Mediation, Domesticity & Globalisation

    Lees-Maffei, G., 14 Jun 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

  106. Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization

    Lees-Maffei, G. (ed.) & Fallan, K. (ed.), 24 Jun 2016, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books. 281 p. (Making Sense of History; vol. 24)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  107. A Special Relationship: The Transatlantic Domestic Dialogue

    Lees-Maffei, G., 1 Jul 2016, Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization. Fallan, K. & Lees-Maffei, G. (eds.). New York: Berghahn Books, p. 188-210 23 p. (Making Sense of History).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  108. The World History of Design (Review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 13 Jul 2016, In : Design Issues. 32, 3, p. 112-114 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  109. Design: The Invention of Desire (review)

    Lees-Maffei, G., 11 Aug 2016, In : Times Higher Education. 2267, p. 43 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  110. Design History: The State of the Art

    Lees-Maffei, G., 16 Nov 2016, In : CAA Reviews.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  111. 2017
  112. A GATHERING OF FLOWERS: ON DESIGN ANTHOLOGIES

    Lees-Maffei, G. & Huppatz, D. J., 4 Jul 2017, In : Design Journal. 20, 4, p. 477-491 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  113. The New Russian Book: A Graphic Cultural History, by Birgitte Beck Pristed: What’s in a book cover? Grace Lees-Maffei examines a history of graphic design in Russian fiction

    Lees-Maffei, G., 13 Jul 2017, Times Higher Education, 2314, p. 49 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

  114. Hospitality and Home: British and American Cultures of Entertaining

    Lees-Maffei, G., 19 Sep 2017, (Accepted/In press) A Cultural History of the Home. Stratigakos, D. & Flather, A. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  115. 2018
  116. Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism, Alice Twemlow

    Lees-Maffei, G., 3 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Design Issues. 25, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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