Sparke, Penny

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SPARKE, Penny. British, b. 1948. Genres: Art/Art history, Design. Career: Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton, England, principal lecturer in the history of design, 1975-. Royal College of Art, senior lecturer, 1981-, head of School of Humanities, 1994-; Kingston University, Faculty of Art, Design and Music, dean, 1999-. Organizer of exhibitions. Publications: Ettore Sottsass, Junior, 1982; Consultant Design, 1983; Design and Culture, 1986; Modern Furniture, 1986; Design in Context, 1987; Electrical Appliances, 1987; Japanese Design, 1987; Italian Design, 1988. EDITOR: Design by Choice, 1981; Did Britain Make It?, 1986; The Plastics Age, 1989; The Cutting Edge, 1992; As Long as It's Pink: The Sexual Politics of Taste, 1995; A Century of Dssign, 1999; A Century of Car Design, 2002. Address: School of Humanities, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU, England.