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Toward a better understanding of Luxury Design via Actor-Network-Theory

Beresford, Gary (2022) Toward a better understanding of Luxury Design via Actor-Network-Theory. Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

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Abstract

Luxury Design is an undeveloped theory. (I will be capitalizing Luxury Design and Luxury Object within this study as legitimate areas of study.) Using Bruno Latour's Actor-Network-Theory, this study develops a theoretical critique of Luxury Design, Luxury Object, and luxury design clients. The study deploys Actor-Network-Theory for the analysis of Luxury Design, and reviews foundational commentators, its development, its usage, the typical actors within luxury and its relevance to the study of design & Luxury Design. The study shows that Actor-Network-Theory can open windows onto those active players in Luxury’s role in society not fully disclosed through current de-sign or management methodologies, and to produce meaningful commentary on why Luxury Design continues to prosper uncontested as a focus for societal longings.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Schools: School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Rebecca Hill
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 13:33
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 13:33
URI: https://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/35708

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