‘World History of Design’ presented at UIC
Victor Margolin, professor emeritus of design history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will introduce his new, two-volume work, “World History of Design,” an illustrated global history of design from the prehistoric era through World War II.
April 22, 4 p.m.
UIC Richard J. Daley Library
800 S. Morgan St.
Margolin will speak briefly on his “World History of Design” and present a copy to the UIC Daley Library. The result of 15 years of research, it is the first comprehensive history to cover design on a global scale.
The first two volumes, published by Bloomsbury Publishing, include about 900 images. A third volume in process will cover design from the end of World War II to the present.
Margolin will join a panel discussion on “Design History: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Practice” with Philip Burton, UIC professor and chair of graphic design; Amir Berbic, UIC associate professor of graphic design; and Jonathan Mekinda, UIC assistant professor of design history.
A reception will follow the program. For more information, call (312) 996-2716.