Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Designing Disability: Symbols, Space, and Society
Foyalty 197

Designing Disability: Symbols, Space, and Society (Hardback)

£65.00
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Designing Disability traces the emergence of an idea and an ideal - physical access for the disabled - through the evolution of the iconic International Symbol of Access (ISA). The book draws on design history, material culture and recent critical disability studies to examine not only the development of a design icon, but also the cultural history surrounding it.



Infirmity and illness may be seen as part of human experience, but `disability' is a social construct, a way of thinking about and responding to a natural human condition. Elizabeth Guffey's highly original and wide-ranging study considers the period both before and after the introduction of the ISA, tracing the design history of the wheelchair, a product which revolutionised the mobility needs of many disabled people from the 1930s onwards. She also examines the rise of `barrier-free architecture' in the reception of the ISA, and explores how the symbol became widely adopted and even a mark of identity for some, especially within the Disability Rights Movement.



Yet despite the social progress which is inextricably linked to the ISA, a growing debate has unfurled around the symbol and its meanings. The most vigorous critiques today have involved guerrilla art, graffiti and studio practice, reflecting new challenges to the relationship between design and disability in the twenty-first century.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsIntellectual property lawDesigns lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesDisability: social aspects Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 28/12/2017 ISBN-13: 9781350004283  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History and directs the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism and Theory at the State University of New York, Purchase, USA. She was a founding editor of the journal Design and Culture, and is the author of books including Retro: The Culture of Revival (2013) and Posters: A Global History (2015).

More books by Elizabeth Guffey

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Designing Disability: Symbols, Space,...
(Paperback)
Elizabeth Guffey
 
 
£19.99
 
International Design Protection: A...
(Hardback)
Clive Thorne
 
 
£140.00
 
Cybercrime: Key Issues and Debates
(Hardback)
Alisdair A. Gillespie
 
 
£92.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close