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Furnishing the street

Herring, Ellie;

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This paper will examine the effect of a state-supported interpretation of good taste upon the materiality of the street during the postwar period in Britain. Drawing on original material, this paper will reflect upon the notion of official principles in the design of street furniture and by doing so, address the nuances of responsibility and control in the public realm more generally.

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Palavras-chave: Street furniture, Council of Industrial Design, ‘Good Design’, Taste, Civic reform,

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DOI: 10.5151/design-icdhs-054

Referências bibliográficas
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Herring, Ellie; "Furnishing the street", p. 242-245 . In: Farias, Priscila Lena; Calvera, Anna; Braga, Marcos da Costa & Schincariol, Zuleica (Eds.). Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies [=ICDHS 2012 - 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2012. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, ISBN: 978-85-212-0692-7
DOI 10.5151/design-icdhs-054

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