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Design History & Criticism

Situating Design in Alberta

edited by Isabel Prochner & Tim Antoniuk

foreword by Douglas J. Cardinal

contributions by Ken Bautista, Carlos Fiorentino, Maria Goncharova, Andrea Hirji, Mark Iantkow, Barry Johns, Lyubava Kroll, Courtenay Ruth McKay, Skye Oleson-Cormack, Janice Rieger, Elizabeth Schowalter, Megan Strickfaden, Tyler Vreeling & Ron Wickman

Publisher
The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2021
Category
History & Criticism, Contemporary (1945-), General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772125788
    Publish Date
    Dec 2021
    List Price
    $39.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772125979
    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price
    $39.99

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Situating Design in Alberta makes the case that design has the potential to drive economic growth, improve quality of life, and promote sustainability in the province and across the country. Contributors bring both scholarly and practice-based perspectives and come from diverse disciplines including architecture, interior design, industrial design, and visual communications. The collection is organized around four main topics—history, education, business, and sustainability—within which the authors explore a wide range of issues. This synergy of different design approaches lends a sense of forward momentum to the field, stimulates reflection about opportunities and challenges for both practitioners and policy makers, and provides a model for future studies in other regions.

Contributors: Tim Antoniuk, Ken Bautista, Carlos Fiorentino, Maria Goncharova, Andrea Hirji, Mark Iantkow, Barry Johns, Lyubava Kroll, Courtenay McKay, Skye Oleson-Cormack, Isabel Prochner, Janice Rieger, Elizabeth Schowalter, Megan Strickfaden, Tyler Vreeling, Ron Wickman

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Awards

  • Short-listed, Book Design | Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta

Excerpt: Situating Design in Alberta (edited by Isabel Prochner & Tim Antoniuk; foreword by Douglas J. Cardinal; contributions by Ken Bautista, Carlos Fiorentino, Maria Goncharova, Andrea Hirji, Mark Iantkow, Barry Johns, Lyubava Kroll, Courtenay Ruth McKay, Skye Oleson-Cormack, Janice Rieger, Elizabeth Schowalter, Megan Strickfaden, Tyler Vreeling & Ron Wickman)

“It was Alberta’s unique diversity and vitality that encouraged me to develop my own individual approach to my profession. In my experience, Alberta is a very fertile land for design and creativity.” Douglas J. Cardinal, OC, PhD (honoris causa)

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