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Intellect is exhibiting virtually at the DHS 2022 Conference

The Design History Society Conference 2022 will take place 8-10 September at the Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey. More information about the conference can be found here.

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Spotlight titles


When Unbuilt Designs Turn to Film

Comprehensive exploration of architectural visualization through speculative design projects. Outlines how cinema and animation augment traditional design drawing practices to expand the possibilities for theoretical architectural projects. It provides a history of speculative designs and elaborates on their modes of representation. 119 b&w illus.

Connecting People, Place and Design examines the human relationship with place, how its significance has evolved over time and how contemporary systems for participation shape the places around us. This volume examines people, place and design across architecture, design, cultural studies, sociology, political science and philosophy.

Craftsmanship, Manufacture, Technology and the Retail Environment

A fresh approach to contemporary views of luxury focusing on extensive academic research and industry insights, pushing the boundaries by using luxury as a catalyst for innovative research in a variety of domains spanning design, art, craftsmanship, technology, retail, architecture and cultural and social studies. 12 col. illus.  

Promotes an understanding of 'design for healthy ageing' from a multi-faceted perspective of design and health practitioners. Provides tools and methods for approaching the complex issues associated with ageing through cross-cultural interactions and perspectives.  Incl. case-studies run in Asia-Pacific 44 b/w illus., 3 tables, 9 col. illus.

A Handbook for Mutual Understanding

Designers and digital humanists have successfully worked together for over twenty years, but many people from both fields have yet to enjoy the many opportunities such collaborations represent. This guide prepares readers for working together, outlining disciplinary perspectives, lessons learned and practical exercises. 46 b/w illus., 33 charts.

Iconic design leaders reflect on current affairs and share their visions for the future. Includes Carole Bilson, Karim Rashid, Bruce Mau, Steven Heller and Don Norman. Foreword by the president of the World Design Organization, Srini Srinisavan. Conclusion by design philosopher, Ken Friedman. 12 b/w illus.   Gjoko Muratovski interview with The Design Research Society (DRS) Interview with Carole Bilson

Contagious Diseases in Global Cities

The recent pandemic has put into perspective the impact of epidemic illness on urban life and exposed the vulnerabilities of societies. Interdisciplinary case studies from across the globe explore what insights from the outbreak, experience and response to previous epidemics might inform our understanding of the current world. 150 b/w illus.

Long before the Taliban, ISIS and other iconoclasts, Muslims imagined localities of antiquity as places imbued with didactic, historical and moral power. In thirteen articles by leading scholars covering the eighth century to the present, this book explores diverse ways Muslims have valued the material legacies of ancient and pre-Islamic societies. 118 b/w illus.

(Re)Defining the Field

Scholars and practitioners from the realm of 'Islamic architecture’ consider its changing nature and continued significance. Reflective essays address the meaning of ‘Islamic’ in built environments, and the geographical, chronological, disciplinary diversity of a dynamic field of study encompassing far more than mosques and tombs. 118 b/w illus.

Essays & Interviews on Caribbean Visual Culture

Essays about and interviews with contemporary caribbean writers, scholars and curators. Includes work by trained visual artists and vernacular artists with emphasis on the works of vernacular decorative and ornamental needle workers. Speaks to both indigenous traditions of the region and more globalised contemporary expressions. 27 col, 2b/w illus.

Designing Better Futures

Looks at the use of prototyping in design research across a range of disciplines. Uses case studies to demonstrate theoretical and methodological transferability among disciplines not typically thought to be related to one another. This is an important contribution to the emerging field of integrative design. 89 col. illus.

Designing Non-Extractive Relationalities
Edited by Oliver Vodeb

In-depth discussion of the concept of radical intimacies; the extra disciplinary approach connects theory and practice through communication, design and art. New writing and visual works from international contributors, all members of the Memefest network who have taken part in the Radical Intimacies festival and event workshops. 50 col. illus.

A Non-Commercial Market

A combination of practical and theoretical writing, this book chronicles the realization of #TransActing: A Market of Values, an international non-commercial popup market held at Chelsea College of Arts, coordinated by Critical Practice Research Cluster, a London-based network of artists, designers, curators and academics. 96 col. plates.

Theories and Tactics in Architecture and Design

Original collection explores the relationship between research that shapes art, architecture and design practices, and assignments that are developed by faculty for students. Demonstrates how pedagogical inquiry can become an evolutionary agent and makes innovative ideas/exercises available for the first time outside studio courses. 66 b/w illus.