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Encyclopedias & Reference

Bloomsbury Design Library is home to two landmark Encyclopedias, comprising over 2,000 individual entries, and Victor Margolin's World History of Design, the story of crafts and design from prehistoric times to the modern era.

Browse the encylopedias from the list below, or run a search using the search bar above and filter your results to Content Type: Encyclopedia Chapter.


The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Volume 1

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Encyclopedia

Clive Edwards (Editor-in-chief), Harriet Atkinson, Dipti Bhagat, Sarah Kettley, Sorcha O’Brien, David Raizman and Anne-Marie Willis (Subject editors), 2016

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Volume 2

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Encyclopedia

Clive Edwards (Editor-in-chief), Harriet Atkinson, Dipti Bhagat, Sarah Kettley, Sorcha O’Brien, David Raizman and Anne-Marie Willis (Subject editors), 2016

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Volume 3

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Encyclopedia

Clive Edwards (Editor-in-chief), Harriet Atkinson, Dipti Bhagat, Sarah Kettley, Sorcha O’Brien, David Raizman and Anne-Marie Willis (Subject editors), 2016

Encyclopedia of Asian Design, Volume 1: Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

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Encyclopedia

Haruhiko Fujita and Christine Guth (Editors), Jae-Joon Han and Chae Lee (Regional editors (Korea)), Wendy Siuyi Wong (Regional editor (China)), 2020

Encyclopedia of Asian Design, Volume 4: Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

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Encyclopedia

Christine Guth (Editor), Hilary French and Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan (Thematic editors), 2018

World History of Design, Volume 3: Europe and North America 1945–2000

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Encyclopedia

Victor Margolin (Author), Victor Margolin, Rebecca Houze and Sylvia Margolin (Editors), 2020

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