Evaluation of products through the concept of national design : a case study on Art Decor magazine

Kaygan, Harun
This study examines the ways in which the concept of 'national design' informs evaluation of products and their designers, through the example of the field of industrial design in Turkey and the recently influential design magazine Art+Decor. For this purpose, first of all, 'evaluation' is analyzed as a means in which meanings are imposed on products, and as a tool in struggles for positions and status within the field of industrial design. Then, the role of 'nationality' in such a function of evaluation is investigated. Finally, a case study is provided, in which the employment of the concept of 'Turkish design' in evaluation of products and designers is analyzed within the texts published in Art+Decor magazine between 2003 and 2005.


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H. Kaygan, “Evaluation of products through the concept of national design : a case study on Art Decor magazine ,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.