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A Special Relationship: The Transatlantic Domestic Dialogue

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Worlds
Subtitle of host publicationNational Design Histories in an Age of Globalization
EditorsKjetil Fallan, Grace Lees-Maffei
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic) 978 1785331565
ISBN (Print)978-1785331558
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameMaking Sense of History
PublisherBerghahn Books


Proceeding from the position that national identity cannot be understood solely from within a given focal nation, this chapter argues that transnational or comparative design histories are better fitted to understanding national identity in design and the transnational nature of design and its histories.


Grace Lees-Maffei, ‘A Special Relationship: The Transatlantic Domestic Dialogue, in Kjetil Fallan, Grace Lees-Maffei, eds., Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization, (New York: Berghahn Books, 2016), ISBN 978-1-78533-155-8, eISBN 978-1-78533-156-5.

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