Anders V. Munch

Ph.D. Master of History of Ideas and Art History

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    6000 Kolding


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Postdoctoral Thesis (in Danish with English abstract): Fra Bayreuth til Bauhaus. Gesamtkunstwerk'et og de moderne kunstformer. Aarhus University Press 2012. Historical survey of the dream of the unification of arts and its role in the development of modern art forms, especially design and architecture. 

Associated Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies contributing with research in Design Culture and the Cultures of Architecture in Scandinavia, especially historiography and canonization. Associated The Local Wisdom International Network, Centre of Sustainable Fashion (University of Arts, London), Parson New School of Design (New York), California College of Arts (San Franscisco) & Kolding School of Design, supported by The British Council.

Keywords to running themes: Total design, Sustainability and Luxury, Minimalism, Ornamentation, Branding

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”Design Culture: Objects and Approaches”, medred. Guy Julier, Mads Nygaard Folkmann, Hans-Christian Jensen & Niels Peter Skou, London: Bloomsbury 2019

”Designkulturanalyser”, medred. Toke Riis Ebbesen & Niels Peter Skou, Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2015

”Design as Gesamtkunstwerk. The art of transgression”, København: Rhodos 2012

Postdoctoral thesis ”Fra Bayreuth til Bauhaus. Gesamtkunstwerk’et og de moderne kunstformer”, Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2012, 665 pages

Ph.d. thesis “Den stilløse stil. Adolf Loos”, Kunstakademiets Arkitektskoles Forlag, København 2002, 264 pages  (German version:  ”Der stillose Stil. Adolf Loos”, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, München 2005, 264 pages) 

More recent papers etc :

‘The Faaborg Chair. Icon or inventary’, “Faaborg Museum and the Artist’s Colony”, eds. G. Hvidberg-Hansen & G. Hedin, Aarhus University Press 2019, pp. 216-33

‘Nordic Lighting? Poul Henningsen and the Myth of Scandinavian Twilight’, paper, ICDHS 10th + 1, Barcelona 2018, ed. Oriol Moret, pp. 825-28

’Ideals of the Quotidian in Danish Design’, ”Everyday Design. Signs of Awareness”, Kanazawa: 21th Century Museum of Contemporary Design 2018, pp. 48-52 (Japanese version, pp. 22-26)

’Spatial Art and Unruly Vases. Salto’s role in Danish Modern design’, ”Axel Salto. Master of stoneware”, red. S. Bruhn & P. Wirnfeldt, Clay Keramik Museum 2017, pp. 102-10

’On the Outskirts. Geography of design and the self-exoticisation of Danish design’, Journal of Design History 30/1 2017, pp. 50-67,

’New Nordic & Scandinavian Retro. Reassessments of values and aesthetics in contemporary Nordic design’, Journal of Aestetics and Culture vol. 8 2016,

‘Total Design of Participation. Ideas of collective creativity by Tim Brown, László Moholy-Nagy and Walter Gropius’, ICDHS 2016 Taipei, Blucher Design Proceedings, November 2016, pp. 308-11, doi: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-04_001


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