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Grace Lees-Maffei


This is a translation of a seminal, historiographic and methodological article by Grace Lees-Maffei concerning design history as an area of study and an academic discipline,originally published as: “The Production-Consumption-Mediation Paradigm” in: „Journal of Design History” 2009, 22(4), p. 351–376.

Translated by Filip Lipiński


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Lees-Maffei, G. (2021). Paradygmat produkcyjno-konsumpcyjno-mediacyjny. Artium Quaestiones, (32), 251-293.
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Grace Lees-Maffei, University of Hertfordshire

Grace Lees-MaffeiUniversity of HertfordshireProfessor of Design History in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, director of DHeritage programme, the Professional Doctorate in Heritage. Her published research concerns design discourse and its importance for design history, methodology and historiography of design, the understanding of design heritage, globalization, domesticity and national identity. Author of Design at Home:Domestic Advice Books in Britain and the USA since 1945 (Routledge 2014), coauthor of Reading Graphic Design in Cultural Context(Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) and editor/co-editor of such volumes as Writing Design: Words and Objects (Berg 2012) or The Design History Reader (Berg 2010). She published her research in such journals as: Design Issues, Design and Culture, Journal of Design History, Women’s History Review. of Hertfordshire – School of Creative Arts, College Ln, Hatfield AL10 9AA,Great Britain


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