(from The Object Reader)

Eternally Yours: Visions on product endurance (the 1997 version) collection of essays

Camberwell College of Arts

MA Visual Arts, Designer Maker

Recommended reading (October 2012)

Key texts highlighted

Design & Applied Arts history/theory
Adamson, G. (2007) Thinking through Craft. New York: Berg.
Adamson, G. (ed.) (2010) The Craft Reader. Oxford: Berg.
Attfield, J. (1999) Utility Reassessed: The role of ethics in the practice of design. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Branzi, A. (1988) Learning from Milan: Design and the Second Modernity. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
Braungart, M. and McDonough, W. (2008) Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, London: Jonathan Cape.
Britton, A. (2013) Seeing Things: Collected Writing on Art, Craft and Design. London: Occasional Papers.
Bloemink, B.J. and Cunningham, J. (2004) Design - is not equal to - Art: Functional objects from Donald Juddto Rachel Whiteread. London: Merrell Publishers Limited in association with Cooper Herwitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Boradkar, P. (2010) Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects. Oxford: Berg.
Cieraad, I. (ed.) (1999) At Home: An Anthropology of Domestic Space. New York: Syracuse Univ. Press.
Clarke, A. J. (ed.) (2011) Design Anthroplogy: Object culture in the 21st century. Vienna: Springer.
Coles, A. (2005) DesignArt: On art's romance with design. London: Tate Publishing.
Cross, N. (2006) Designerly Ways of Knowing. London: Springer.
Crozier, R. (1994) Manufactured Pleasures: Psychological responses to design. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Dormer, P. (ed.) (1996) The Culture of Craft: Status and future. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Dormer, P. (1994) The Art of the Maker: Skill and its meaning in art, craft and design. London: Thames and Hudson.
Dormer, P. (1990) The Meanings of Modern Design: Towards the twenty-first century. London: Thames and Hudson.
Droste, M. (1993) Bauhaus: 1919-1933. Köln: Taschen.
Ekuan, K. (1998), The Aesthetics of the Japanese Lunch Box. London: The MIT Press.
Fiedler, J. and Feierabend, P. (2000) Bauhaus. Köln: Könemann.
Fiell, C. and Fiell, P. (eds) (2001) Designing the 21st Century. Köln: Taschen.
Forty, A. (1986) Objects of Desire: Design and Society since 1750. London: Thames and Hudson.
Fry, T. Dilnot, C. & Stewart S. (2015) Design and the Question of History. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Fry, T. (2010) Design as Politcs. Oxford: Berg.
Fry, T., (2008) Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice. Oxford: Berg.
Greenalgh, P. (ed.) (2002) The Persistence of Craft. London: A & C Black.
Gunn, W., Otto, T., Smith, R. C. (2013) Design anthropology : theory and practice. London : Bloomsbury Academic.
Hall, E.T. (1969) The Hidden Dimension: Man's use of space in public and private. London: Bodley Head.
Harrod, T. (2015) The Real Thing: Essays on Making in the Modern World. London: Hyphen Press.
Harrod, T. (1999) The Crafts in Britain in the 20th century. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Hinte, E. v. (ed.) (1997) Eternally Yours: Visions on product endurance. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.
Kikuchi, Y. (2004) Japanese Modernisation and Mingei Theory: Cultural nationalism and oriental Orientalism. London: RoutledgeCurzon.
Korn, P. (2015) Why we make things and why it matters : the education of a craftsman. London, England : Square Peg
Lees-Maffei, G. and Houze R. (eds) (2010) The Design History Reader. Oxford: Berg.
Margolin, V. (2002) The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press.
Morris, W. (1919) Hopes and Fears for Art. Five Lectures. London: Longmans Green and Co.
Parsons, T. (2009) Thinking: Objects: Contemporary Approaches to Product Design. Worthing: AVA Publishing.
Papanek, V. (2011) Design for the Real World. 2nd ed. London: Thames and Hudson.
Press, M. Itʼs research Jim… 1995. Conference paper, The European Academy of Design: Design Interfaces Conference, Salford. Available: http://www.shu.ac.uk/schools/cs/cri/adrc/research2/mikeport.html
Pye, D. (1995) The Nature and Art of Workmanship, Revised edition. London: Herbert Press.
Pye, D. (1978) The Nature & Aesthetics of Design. Bethel: Cambium Press.
Radice, B. (1985) Memphis: Research, experiences, results, failures and successes of new design. London: Thames and Hudson.
Ramakers, R. and Bakker, G. (eds) (1998) Droog Design: Spirit of the Nineties. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.
Rybczynski, W. (1986) Home: a short history of an idea. London: Heinemann.
Sandino, L. (2004) ʻHere Today, Gone Tomorrow: Transient materiality in contemporary cultural artefactsʼ, Journal of Design History, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 283-293.
Smith, R. C (ed.) (2016) Design Anthropological Futures. London : Bloomsbury Academic.
Thackara, J. (ed.) (1988) Design after Modernism: Beyond the object. London: Thames and Hudson.
Vidler, A. (1992) The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the modern unhomely. London:The MIT Press.
Williams, G. (2006) The Furniture Machine: Furniture since 1990. London: V&A Publications.
Yanagi, S. (1972) Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese insight into beauty. Tokyo: Kodansha International.

Design, Applied Arts, Fine Art practice
Lefteri, C. (2007) Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design. London: Laurence King.
Lichitenstein, C. and Haberli. A. W. (eds) (2000) Far Vedere L'aria: Air Made Visible: a visual reader onBruno Munari. Baden: Lars Müller Publishers.
Moors, A. (ed.) (2006) Simply Droog: 10+3 years of creating innovation and discussion. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Droog.
Morris, F. and Flood, R. (2001) Zero to Infinity: Arte Porvera 1962-1972. London: Tate Gallery Publishing.
Morrison, J. (2006) Jasper Morrison: Everything but the walls. Baden: Lars Muller Publishers.
Morrison, J. (1998) A World Without Words. Baden: Lars Müller Publishers.
Morrison, J. (1997) A Book of Spoons, Utigevers: Imschoot.
Ramakers, R. and Bakker, G. (eds) (1998) Droog Design: Spirit of the Nineties. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.
Ramakers, R., van der Zanden, J. (2000) Do Create. Amsterdam: Kesselskramer.
Walker, S. (2006) Sustainable by Design: Explorations in theory and practice. London: Earthscan.
Zumthor, P. (2006) Atmospheres. Basel: Birkhäuser.
Zumthor, P. (2006) Thinking Architecture. 2nd edition, Basel: Birkhäuser.

Material Culture / Cultural Studies / Meaning of Things / Philosophy
Appadurai, A. (1986) The Social Life of Things: Commodities in cultural perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Attfield, J. (2000) Wild Things: The material culture of everyday life. Oxford: Berg.
Bachelard, G. (1969) The Poetics of Space. Boston:Beacon.
Barthes, R. (1972) Mythologies. London: Jonathan Cape.
Baudrillard, J. (1998) The Consumer Society: Myths and structures. London: Sage.
Baudrillard, J. (1996) The System of Objects. London: Verso.
Baudrillard, J. (1994) Simulacra and Simulation. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Bennet, J. (2010) Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.
Berger, J. (1972) Ways of Seeing. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Berman, M. (1983) All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity. London: Verso.
Bourdieu, P. (1984) Distinction: A social critique of the judgment of taste. London: Routledge.
Braungart, M. and McDonough, W. (ed.) (2008) Cradle to Cradle. London: Jonathan Cape.
Buck-Morss, S. (1989) The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades project. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
Candlin, F. and Guins, R. (eds) (2009) The Object Reader. New York: Routledge.
Chapman, J. (2005) Emotionally Durable Design: Objects, Experiences and Empathy. London: Routledge.
Csikszentmihalyi, M. and Rocheberg-Halton, E. (1981) The Meaning of Things: Domestic symbols and theself. Cambridge Cambridge: University Press.
Crawford, M. (2009) The Case for Working with Your Hands: or why office work is bad for us and fixing things feels good. London: Viking.
Cummings, N. (ed.) (1993) ReadingThings. London: Chance Books.
Cummings, N. and Lewandowska, M. (2000) The Value of Things. Basel: Birkhäuser.
de Certeau, M., Giard, L. and Mayol, P. (1998) The Practice of Everyday Life, Volume 2: Living & Cooking. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
de Certeau, M. (1984) The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Douglas, M. and Isherwood, B. (1996) The World of Goods: Towards an anthropology of consumption. London: Routledge.
Featherstone, M. (1991) Consumer Culture & Postmodernism. London: Sage Publications.
Foucault, M. (1974) The Order of Things. London: Routledge.
Fuad-Luke, A. (2009) Design Activism: A Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World. London: Earthscan.
Giddens, A. (1990) The Consequences of Modernity. Cambridge: Polity in association with Blackwell.
Gottdiener, M. (1995) Postmodern Semiotics: Material Culture and the Forms of Postmodern Life. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
Harman, G. (2002) Tool-being : Heidegger and the metaphysics of objects. Chicago, Ill.: Open Court.
Habermas, J. (1985) ʻModernity: an incomplete projectʼ. In, Foster, H. (ed.) Postmodern Culture, Pluto Press, London, pp. 3-15.
Harootunian, H. (2000) Historyʼs Disquiet: Modernity, cultural practice, and the question of everyday life. New York: Columbia University Press.
Heidegger, M. (1975) Poetry, Language, Thought. New York:Harper & Row.
Ihde, D. & Selinger, E. (ed.) (2003) Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press.
Jameson, F. (1991) Postmodernism, or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Durham: Duke University Press.
Kwint, M., Breward, C. and Aynsley, J. (eds) (1999) Material Memories: design and evocation. Oxford: Berg.
Knappett, C. (2005) Thinking through material culture : an interdisciplinary perspective. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press.
Latour, B. (1993) We Have Never Been Modern. New York:Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Lubar, S. and Kingery, W.D. (eds) (1993) History From Things: Essays on material culture. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Lyotard, J. (1984) The Postmodern Condition: A report on knowledge. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Mauss, M. (1990) The Gift. London: Routledge.
MacGregor, N. (2010) A History of the World in 100 Objects. London: Allen Lane.
McCracken, G. D. (1988) Culture and Consumption: new approaches to the symbolic character of consumergoods and activities. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Miller, D. (ed.) (2005) Materiality. Durham: Duke University Press.
Miller, D. (1987) Material Culture and Mass Consumption. Oxford: Blackwell.
Miller, D. (2008) The Comfort of Things, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Miller, D. (2010) Stuff. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Osborne, P. (ed.) (2000) From an Aesthetic Point of View, Philosophy, Art and the Senses. London: Serpent’s Tail.
Pearce, S. (1995) On Collecting, an investigation into collecting in the European tradition. London: Routledge.
Peters, T. and West, J. (eds) (2002) The Uncanny Room. London: Luminous Books.
Reed, C. (ed.) (1996) Not at Home. London: Thames and Hudson.
Stewart, S. (1993) On Longing: Narratives of Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. London: Duke University Press.
Sennett, R. (2012) Together : the rituals, pleasures and politics of cooperation. New Haven : Yale University Press.
Sennett, R. (2008) The Craftsman. London: Allen Lane.
Tilley, C. et al. (eds) (2013) Handbook of Material Culture, London: Sage.
Verbeek, P. (2005) What Things Do: Philosophical reflections on technology, agency, and design. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press.
Williams, R. (2010) Culture and Materialism. London: Verso.

Practice (art and design) research
Barrett, E. & Bolt, B. (2007) Practice as research : approaches to creative arts enquiry. London: I. B. Tauris.
Capra, F. (1996) The Web of Life: A new scientific understanding of living systems, Anchor Books, New York.
Capra, F. (1982) The Turning Point: Science, society, and the rising culture, London: Wildwood House.
Dallow, P. (2003) ʻRepresenting Creativeness: practice-based approaches to research in creative artsʼ, Art,Design & Communication in Higher Education, vol. 2, no. 1-2, pp. 49-66.
Feyerabend, P.K. (1993) Against Method:Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge. London: Verso.
Frayling, C. (1993) ʻResearch in Art and Designʼ, Royal College of Art Research Papers, vol. 1, no.1, pp. 1-5.
Frayling, C. (ed.) (1991) Beyond The Dovetail: Craft, Skill and Imagination. London: The Crafts Council.
Gray, C. and Malins, J. (2004) Visualizing research: a guide to the research process in art and design. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Harrison, A. (1978) Making and Thinking: A Study of Intelligent Activities. Hassocks: Harvester Press.
Lawson, B. (2006) How Designers Think: The design process demystified. 4th edn, Oxford: Architectural Press.
Macleod, K. and Holdridge, L. (eds) (2006) Thinking Through Art: A reflection on art as research. London: Routledge.
Nelson, R. (2013) Practice as Research in the Arts [electronic resource] : Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.
Pallasmaa, J. (2009) The Thinking Hand: The existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture. Southern Gate Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Polanyi, M. (1983) The Tacit Dimension. Gloucester, Mass: Peter Smith.
Sullivan, G. (2005) Art Practice as Research. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications
Seago, A. and Dunne, A. (1999) ʻNew Methodologies in Art and Design Research: the object as discourseʼ, Design Issues, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 11-17.
Schön, D. A. (1991) The Reflective Practitioner: How professionals think in action. paperback edn, Avebury: Aldershot.

Exhibition publications
Anastassiades, M., Dunne, A. and Raby, F. (1998) Weeds, Aliens and Other Stories, British Council, London.
Catterall, C. and Horsham, M. (eds) (1999) Stealing Beauty: British Design Now, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Charny, D. (2011) Power of Making: The case for making and skills. London: V &A Publishing.
Marriott, M. (2002) Mies Meets Marx: MMM, Geffrye Museum, London.
Williams, G. (2009) Telling Tales: Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design, V&A Publications, London.
Tufnell, B. and Putnam, J. (2008) Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London.

Koren, L. (1994) Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Desginers, Poets & Philosophers, Stone Bridge, California.
Tanizaki, J. (2001) In Praise of Shadows, Vintage, London.

Repair, Reuse, Recycling etc
http://cfsd.org.uk/research/ The Centre for Sustainable Design research reports on repair, reuse and recycling.


Practice as research [electronic resource] : approaches to creative arts enquiry