U.S. Involvement in the Development of Design in the Periphery : The Case History of Industrial Design Education in Turkey, 1950s-1970s

Korkut, Fatma


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Citation Formats
H. A. ER, F. Korkut, and Ö. ER, “U.S. Involvement in the Development of Design in the Periphery : The Case History of Industrial Design Education in Turkey, 1950s-1970s,” Design Issues, pp. 17–34, 2003, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/45854.