Architecture and Design for the Family in Britain, 1900-1970 [review]

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A recent contribution to the excellent Manchester University Press series 'Studies in Design and Material Culture', David Jeremiah's book ambitiously addresses a raft of interrelated issues: architecture, design, the family, national identity, gender, modernity and the relationship between social experience and material culture. It eaten therefore to several diverse audiences going beyond, I would suggest, the fields of
architecture and design history, culture and media studies, and local and social history cited by the publishers, and ofFering much to students of, for example, sociology and gender. In view of the broad appeal of the book, it is notable that the discussion of how this work relates to existing secondary literature is confined largely to design historical texts. For example, it is stated that this work will add to that
presented in the two anthologies A View from the Interior and Women Designing. While these collections are well known within design history, others may not be as familiar with these as with other treatments of gender history.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
JournalJournal of Design History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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