Spring 2011 Anschutz Lecture: Michael J. Golec

Date
Mar 30, 2011, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Location
McCormick Hall, Room 101
Speaker
Sponsor
Program in American Studies
Event Description
Woman and child in the front doorway of a shack

Arthur Rothstein, Wife and child of a sharecropper, Washington County, Arkansas, Aug. 1935. Gelatin silver print, 9 5/8 × 6 1/2" (24.4 × 16.5 cm). Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Michael J. Golec is an associate professor of the history of design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Golec’s scholarship focuses on 20th-century design in the United States as it intersects with the history of art, the history of technology and science, and philosophical aesthetics. While his interests range across and touch on all manner of designed objects, Golec’s research emphasizes graphic design, visual communications, and print culture. He is the author of Brillo Box Archive: Aesthetics, Design, and Art (Hanover: Dartmouth College Pres, 2008) and, along with Aron Vinegar, co-edited and contributed to Relearning from Las Vegas (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009). Golec has published articles and reviews in Design and Culture, the Journal of Design History, Design Issues, Senses and Society, Cultural Critique, and American Quarterly. His article “‘Motionmindedness:’ The Transposition of Movement from Factory to Home in Chaplin’s Modern Times” is forthcoming in the journal Home Cultures.