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Culture, Theories of

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Culture is both a value-laden and descriptive term. Its linguistic roots connect it to habitation and cultivation, this being developed over several centuries of European thinking toward the idea of culture as improvement, civilization...

Free Plan

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Free Plan is an architectural design model theorized by the French architect Le Corbusier (1887–1965) in his 1923 book Vers une Architecture (Toward an Architecture), as one of his “Five Points of Architecture.” It refers to a plan scheme...

Tradition

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...While “tradition” in everyday usage refers to long-established customs and associated rituals and artifacts, it is a concept with greater complexity when viewed in relation to modernity and colonialism. Eric Hobsbawm was an important...

Charter of Athens (1933–1943)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Charter of Athens was a document authored by Le Corbusier that emerged from the fourth meeting of the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM IV), which took place in the summer of 1933 on board the SS Patris II, en route...

Maya (Most Advanced Yet Acceptable)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...MAYA is the initials of a concept called “Most Advanced Yet Acceptable” devised by Raymond Loewy in response to his idea that designs are restricted by practical limitations of materials and technique as well as conceptual issues...

Design and Emotion

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Emotional Design is an interdisciplinary research area that explores and develops theoretical and practical knowledge on the potential of design to evoke emotions and designing for intended positive experiences, emotional responses...

Frugal Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Looking for ways to reduce the price of products and services is not a new idea. However, using this agenda to create more suitable and socially aware designed products is. Indeed, Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580) wrote...

Electrolux

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Electrolux is a Swedish appliance manufacturer founded in 1919 through the merger between kerosene lamp manufacturer Lux AB and Svenska Elektron AB. In 1921, the Electrolux Model V vacuum cleaner revolutionized vacuum cleaner design...

L’Esprit Nouveau (1920–4)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...L’Esprit Nouveau was a French magazine founded and directed by Le Corbusier and the painter Amédée Ozenfant. Twenty-eight issues were released between 1920 and 1924. It took its name from an essay written by Guillaume Apollinaire in 1918...

Plan Voisin (1925)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Plan Voisin was Le Corbusier’s masterplan for the center of Paris exhibited at the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 1925. The plan was displayed inside the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, also designed by Corbusier, which was a model...