MAPACA -- Decorative Arts and Design Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)
This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between
decorative arts, design and popular culture. The field of design
history and design studies considers objects through multiple
viewpoints and methodologies, topics that elucidate the nature of
design as a practice of everyday life. To that end, this area
encourages and invites submissions covering a broad range of topics related to – but not limited to – interior design, industrial design, dress, textiles, fashion, ceramics, furniture, graphics and media ranging from the pre-industrial to the present day, whether amateur or professional.