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Block (1979–89)

Jonathan Woodham

in A Dictionary of Modern Design

Second edition

Published online May 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191762963

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This influential periodical was established at an important time for the development of art, design, and cultural studies in higher education in Britain. Conceived ‘as a vehicle of communications with a small and scattered community of like‐minded, Marxist and polemical practitioners…[involved in]…establishing undergraduate and graduate degrees in art, cultural studies and design history’, it was established at Middlesex Polytechnic (now University), the seat of the first masters degree in the History of Design in Britain. ...

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Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art

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