Positive review of Designing Worlds in Technology and Culture
Many thanks to Deborah Breen (formerly a conservator in cultural institutions in Australia, and now Assistant Professor of History/Digital Humanities at Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts USA) for her wholly positive review in the preeminent journal Technology and Culture of Designing Worlds: National Design Histories in an Age of Globalization. You can read the first page of Breen’s two-page review here (subscribers can log-in to download the complete review in Technology and Culture vol. 59, no. 4 (October 2018): 999-1000). Breen describes our book as an ‘ambitious undertaking’ which opens up ‘important questions about the circulation of goods, practices, and personnel—all of which connect to the transfer of technology throughout history.’ Of course, I completely agree and I have to say that it is really welcome to have a reviewer understand the book and its aims so completely.
With the support of the Universities of Oslo and Hertfordshire, Designing Worlds was published open access on the publisher’s website here and in hardback in summer 2016, and appeared in a paperback edition in summer 2018. Read more about this book on the book page here and in the related project page here.