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The seventh ICDHS conference ‘Design and Craft’: A History of Convergences’, Brussels, Belgium, (2010) – The International Committee of Design History and Design Studies)

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Ionascu, Adriana (2010) The seventh ICDHS conference ‘Design and Craft’: A History of Convergences’, Brussels, Belgium, (2010) – The International Committee of Design History and Design Studies). In: Design and Craft: A History of Convergences and Divergences. (Eds: Gimeno-Martinez, Javier and Flore, Fredie), Weteren: Universa Press, pp. 242-246. ISBN 978 90 6569 071 5 [Book section]

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Abstract

Factory ware designs: the power of decoration during communism presentation discussed the evolution of Eastern European design during communism, its location on the outside Western design and craft histories or discourses on modernity, having been excluded / marginalized as a geographical/temporal location. Eastern European design during this time hardly surfaced on the international scene as the political pressure imposed economic, social and cultural isolation. The European countries of the Communist Block shared history: their estrangement from the post-war international economic and political stage entailed a cultural division from the West. Communism created an internal vacuum; it neutralised and homogenised what remained of the national ethos built on regional traditions, the ideologies and academic schools of late 19th early 20th century. In closing the borders to the circulation of goods it hindered the export of culture that might have given some perception of its Europeanness.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:East-European Design, East-European Craft, communist ideology
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Architecture
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
ID Code:16211
Deposited By:Dr Adriana Ionascu
Deposited On:14 Mar 2011 15:15
Last Modified:19 Apr 2013 12:00

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