Publications

Books 

Products, Users, and Popular Luxury in Early Modern Greece (Routledge, forthcoming)

Technology, Novelty, and Luxury, Deutsches Museum Studies, Vol. 12, 2022. (edited volume) 

Εύθραυστη Καινοτομία: Επεισόδια από την Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Ντιζάιν, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. 

Fragile Innovation: Episodes in Greek Design History, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. 

Special Issues 

Visual Communication in the Balkans (co-edited with Jilly Traganou), The Design Journal, 18:4, 2015. 

Uniforms in design history, Journal of Design History, 24:2, June 2011. 

Innovative service design for all – Part Two (special issue), Re-public on-line journal, 2010. 

Innovative service design for all (special issue), Re-public on-line journal, 2009. 

Distributed creativity and design (special issue), Re-public on-line journal, 2008. 

Journal articles 

“Materials expertise and networks: The case of Johann Conrad Fischer (1773–1854)”, Antiquarian Horology, Volume 43, No. 3 (September 2022), 374–386. 

“The other side of play: Fear and frustration in the design, consumption, and use of construction sets”, Journal of Design History, vol. 33, issue 3, 2020, 193-208. 

“Popular luxury in Southeastern Europe in the long eighteenth century: A case-study of Italian ceramics and Ottoman Greek clients”, Journal of Early Modern History, 24 (2020): Issue 4-5 (September 2020), 407-429. 

“Novel and desirable Technology: Pocket watches for the Ottoman market (Late 18th- Early 19th c.)”, ICON, vol. 24, 2018/2019, 78-107. 

“Childhood by design: Toys and the material culture of childhood, 1700-present”, Book Review, The Design Journal, vol. 22, issue 2, 2019, 231-234. 

“Marilyn Palmer and Ian West, Technology in the Country House, Book Review, ICON, vol. 23, 2017, 167-168. 

(with Avşar Gürpınar & Şebnem Timur Öğüt) “Tactics of cultural adaptation: Design and production characteristics of toys in Istanbul”, The Design Journal, vol. 19, issue 1, 2016, 451-472. 

“Alexander Klose, The Container Principle: How a Box Changes the Way We Think”, Book Review, ICON, vol. 22, 2016, 165-166. 

“The collection of technical toys in the Deutsches Museum, Munich”, Design Issues, vol. 32, issue 1, Winter 2016, 87-92. 

“Streets of Lisbon – A visual essay”, ICON, vol. 21, 2015, 180-181.

“Victor Margolin. World History of Design”, Book Review, ICON, vol. 21, 2015, 195-197. 

“Spielten damit wirklich Kinder? Präsentation aus der Spielzeugsammlung (Did children really play with these? Presentation from the Collection of Playthings) Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum), Munich 1 March 2014 – 2016”, Exhibition Review, West 86th, Vol. 22, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2015, 106-108. 

“Tony Hadland and Hans-Erhard Lessing. Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History“, Book Review, ICON, vol. 20, no 2, 2014, 189-191. 

“Object-based museum research: The Dandanah glass blocks of 1920 from the toy collection of the Deutsches Museum in Munich”, Tetradia Mouseiologias (Museology Notebooks), issue 9, 2014, 14-21. [In Greek] 

“Report from the ICHSTM conference in Manchester (21-28 July 2013)”, Tetradia Mouseiologias (Museology Notebooks), issue 9, 2014, 63-65. [In Greek] 

“Style over substance? The reception of Italian design in Greece”, in AIS/Design Storia e Ricerche, no 2, November 2013. http://www.aisdesign.org/aisd/en/storiaericerche 

“Geheimreport Deutsches Design: Deutsche Konsumgüter im Visier des britischen Council of Industrial Design”, Book Review, Journal of Design History, 26:4, 2013, 437-438. 

“Modernist complexity on a small scale: The Dandanah glass building blocks of 1920 from an object-based research perspective”, Deutsches Museum Preprint, no 6, 2013. 

“Cable-Tangle: Energy consumption in the household, Deutsches Museum, Munich, January 12, 2012-July 15, 2012”, Exhibition Review, Design Issues, vol. 28, issue 4, Autumn 2012, 101-103. 

“Typography of Terror – Posters in Munich 1933-1945 (original German title: Typographie des Terrors – Plakate in München 1933 bis 1945), Munich Stadtmuseum, 11 May – 11 November 2012”, Exhibition Review, The Poster, Vol. 2, no 2, 2011, 219-222. 

“Is everyday technology serious or fun? Reflections on emotional styles in product design”, ICON, vol. 17, 2011, 40-56. 

“Uniforms in design-historical perspective” (Editor’s Foreword), Journal of Design History, 24:2, 2011, 1-4. 

“Walls of Lisbon – A visual essay”, Visual Communication, 10:2, May 2011, 175-182. 

“First steps: Early design education and professionalisation in Greece”, Journal of Design History, 23.2, 2010, 145-161. 

“On Apes and Aping: Fashion, Modernity and Evolutionary Theories in 19th Century Greece”, Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, 13.3, 2009, 325-344. 

“Mourning Rock: A film on matter and memory”, Design and Culture, 1.2, 2009, 244-247. 

“Innovating by design in inter-war Greece”, Entrepreneurial History Discussion Papers (no 2, 2008) (online). 

“Metamorphoses of formalism: National identity as a recurrent theme in the history of design in Greece”, Journal of Design History, 20.2, 2007 (special issue on south-eastern European design), 145-159. 

“City lights: A detail of Greek inter-war modernism”, Design Issues, vol. 23, issue 1, Winter 2007, 18-27.

“Rethinking design history from an evolutionary perspective”, The Design Journal, vol. 8, issue 3, 2005, 50-60. 

“Unwanted innovation: The Athens Design Centre 1961-1963”, Journal of Design History, 18.3, 2005, 269-283. 

“Facing the West: Greece in the Great Exhibition of 1851”, Design Issues, vol. 19, issue 4, Autumn 2003, 82-90. 

“Exploring the designed world: Some aspects of course development in the Greek context”, International Journal of Art and Design Education, vol. 22.3, Autumn 2003, 297-304. 

“Shaping technology for everyday use: The case of radio set design”, The Design Journal, vol. 5, issue 1, 2002, 2-13. 

Chapters in books 

“Introduction”, in: Artemis Yagou (ed), Technology, Novelty, and Luxury, Deutsches Museum Studies, Vol. 12, 2022, 7-13. 

“Mechanical and Precious: An Ottoman-era Watch from the Deutsches Museum Collection”, in: Artemis Yagou (ed), Technology, Novelty, and Luxury, Deutsches Museum Studies, Vol. 12, 2022, 73-91. 

“Play, Design, Politics: Technical Toys, Design Policies and British-German Exchanges in the First Half of the Twentieth Century”, in: Lucy Wasensteiner (ed), Sites of Interchange, Peter Lang, 2021, 9-29. 

“Building a Mini-Parthenon: Experiences of Users”, in: Christoph Kühberger (ed), Mit Geschichte spielen, transcript Verlag, 2021, 339-356. 

“Issues of Authenticity in Pocket Watches for the Ottoman Market”, in: Dominik Kimmel and Stefan Brüggerhoff (eds), Museums – Places of Authenticity?, RGZM Mainz, 2020, 385-392. 

“Objects of Desire: Consumption and Popular Luxury in Early Modern Southeastern Europe”, Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the ICDHS, The International Committee for Design History and Design Studies, University of Zagreb, 2020, 533-540. 

“More than a Toy Box: Dandanah and the Sea of Stories”, in: Susanne Bauer, Martina Schlünder and Maria Rentetzi (eds), Boxes: A Field Guide, Mattering Press, 2020, 202-212. 

“A dialogue of sources: Greek bourgeois women and material culture in the long 18th century”, in: Constanţa Vintila Ghiţulescu (ed), Women, Consumption, and the Circulation of Ideas in South-Eastern Europe, XVIIth – XIXth Centuries, Brill, 2017, 95-123. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004355095_006 

“Greek design”, in: Clive Edwards (ed.), Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015, 114-116. 

“Narratives of Heritage and Modernity: National Production and Consumption in Greek Advertising”, in: Oliver Kühschelm, Franz X. Eder and Hannes Siegrist (eds), Konsum und Nation, transcript Verlag, 2012, 109-134. 

“Dress, Modernity and Evolution in 19th century Greece”, in: Ghitulescu Cristina (ed.) From Traditional Attire to Modern Dress: Modes of Identification, Modes of Recognition in the Balkans, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, 194-211. 

“Fashion and evolutionary theories in nineteenth century Greece”, The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, East Europe Volume, Berg Publishers, 2010, 450-452. 

“Female uniforms in Greek schools”, The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, East Europe Volume, Berg Publishers, 2010, 453-454. 

“Approaching the Japanese Other: Evidence from Tefchos, Greek review of architecture and design (1989-1995)”, Words for Design III, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2010, 69-75. 

“No more design heroes”, Articulado, Valencia: Sanserif, 2009, 23-24. 

“City lights: A detail of Greek modernism”, Greek Urban Space, Society of Studies/Moraitis School, Athens, 2004, 15-34. [In Greek] 

“See me, feel me, touch me: Emotion in radio design”, Design and Emotion, Episode III: The Experience of Everyday Things, edited by Deana McDonagh, Paul Hekkert, Diane Gyi, and Jeroen van Erp, Taylor and Francis, 2004, 382-386. 

“The participation of Greece in the Great Exhibition of 1851”, Europe and new Hellenism, Society of Studies/Moraitis School, Athens, 2003, 45-60. [In Greek]