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Il design tra storia delle arti e storia dell’ideologia. Ferdinando Bologna, Dalle arti minori all’industrial design, 1972

The critical relevance of this essay by Ferdinando Bologna is illustrated in reconstructing the particular characteristics of his historical methodology and the cultural and political context within which the work was written. The text is re-read highlighting the value and limits, for us today, of its analysis, in light of the critique to which Bologna’s work was subjected in his own time and later. In conclusion, to properly establish its status as a “classic of design history”, this article reflects upon the relationship between criticism and ideology, and the apparent absence of ideological positions in contemporary design history and criticism.

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Questo articolo è disponibile in Italiano

Questo articolo è stato pubblicato in AIS/Design Storia e Ricerche, numero 11 2018

Dario Scodeller

Dario Scodeller is an associate professor in the Architecture Department of the Università degli Studi di Ferrara. A licensed architect, graduated from the Università Iuav in Venice, and a design historian, he has worked professionally as a designer in the areas of lighting, exhibit and retail design. Since 2005 to 2015 he has taught in the Department of Industrial Design at the Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino/Iuav di Venezia, where he became a researcher in 2012 and for which in 2014-2015 he directed the Undergraduate Programme in Design. He has taught at the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano, in the Master courses in Lighting Design at the Accademia di Brera and at the Architecture School of the Università di Udine. His publications include the monograph Livio e Piero Castiglioni, il progetto della luce (Electa, Milano 2003); Negozi, l’architetto nello spazio della merce (Electa, Milano 2007); Gaddo Morpurgo, pensieri, progetti, ricerche (Foschi Editore, Forlì 2008), Design spontaneo (Corraini 2017). His studies and critical reflections on design have been published in magazines such as Casabella, Flare, Licht & Architektur, Abitare, Domus, Luce & Design. He directed the office of retail design for the Coin group from 1998 to 2001, and served as a consultant for Fabrica (the communication research centre of the Benetton Group) for their exhibition projects.

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