The presentation of industrial design in the popular media: a research study on popular home style magazines in the post-1980 period in Turkey

Tanglay, Özgün
This study aims to analyze how industrial design as a profession and discipline has been presented to the public in Turkey. The object of the study is constituted by the popular home style magazines which increased rapidly in number through the dynamics of the post-1980 period. These publications have been inspected in the scope of the research and their in constructing and shaping public awareness about design culture has been the focus of the study. The main theme of the thesis is focused on the analysis of Turkish social values which changed after the 1980s and on how the magazines handled the subject of design, and the qualities which they highlighted in the presentation of the products. In addition, the roles which were ascribed to design and to the designers in terms of the newly calibrated consumption values, have also been discussed. The socio-political and economic transformations of the post-1980 period constitute the contextual framework of the thesis.


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Citation Formats
Ö. Tanglay, “The presentation of industrial design in the popular media: a research study on popular home style magazines in the post-1980 period in Turkey,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2007.