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Victor Margolin

Professor Emeritus of Design History


Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. Books that he wrote, edited, or co-edited include The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy, 1917-1936; Design Discourse; Discovering Design; The Idea of Design; The Designed World: Images, Objects, Environments; and The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design and Design Studies. The first two volumes of his three-volume World History of Design were published in April 2015. Victor Margolin passed away on November 27th, 2019.

Commemorating the life and work of UIC Art History professor Victor Margolin