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What content is available in Bloomsbury Design Library?

Bloomsbury Design Library offers cross-searchable access to the full text of the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design (three volumes), Victor Margolin's World History of Design (two volumes), over 100 biographies of key figures, an interactive timeline, and an expanding range of eBooks (over 60 available at launch).

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Is the content included in Bloomsbury Design Library available online anywhere else?

The World History of Design and Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design are available online exclusively in the Bloomsbury Design Library. The eBooks in the resource are fully-indexed exclusively for the resource and can be cross-searched with other related content.

Does the resource cover design across countries?

The resource offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of design from almost every country in the world. The World History of Design is an acclaimed and richly illustrated history of global crafts, decorative arts, and graphic and industrial design. The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design includes coverage of global design history from articles on national design traditions to entries on designers from around the world, as well as coverage of transnational issues.

How is 'design' defined?

The Bloomsbury Design Library features a wide selection of works on design theory and history. Exploring key disciplines like graphic, product and industrial design, and important themes such as sustainability, globalisation and design futures, the resource has a vast array of research and pedagogy to discover. There is also plenty of content on crafts and making, ceramics and art history.

What time period is covered?

The full history of design is covered from prehistoric times to the present day.

Will the resource be updated?

Yes, new and revised content will be added to Bloomsbury Design Library twice a year at no extra charge. Updates will include online exclusive articles from The Encyclopedia of Asian Design, a searchable image library, lesson plans, additional eBooks in design and craft studies, and much more.

Who is the resource for?

Bloomsbury Design Library is an invaluable resource for students, scholars and researchers in a wide range of design and visual arts subjects.