During the last two decades, an interest in memory has been apparent within the arts, humanities and social sciences. This growth owes much to post-modernist criticism of the very notion of history that has traditionally underpinned Western thought. History, some argue, should fully admit to its illusory and constructed nature, and stop pretending that it refers to a real process which is amenable to systematic analysis and even prediction. For a truer understanding of the significance and causality of the past we should reckon more with memory, embracing all its subjective viewpoints, since awareness of the past depends on it.1 Design historians are well placed to____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Material Memories. Contributors: Marius Kwint - Editor, Christopher Breward - Editor, Jeremy Aynsley - Editor. Publisher: Berg. Place of publication: Oxford, England. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 1.
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