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How is The History of Design Crucial To Its Future?

Ep. 92

Designers have always looked to the past for ideas—but there is so much design history to

choose from! What styles and periods remain relevant? What still works even though

modern life has undergone so many dramatic changes? What’s ready for a revival and what

remains hopelessly dated, never to rise again from the dustbins of history? Two young

designers—Noz Nozawa and Dan Mazzarini—and historian Emily Evans Eerdmans weigh in

on why a knowledge of the past remains crucial, which periods they love and which they

would rather forget, and why even 18th century bows, cuckoo clocks, and folk art quilts are

ripe for reinterpretation.

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