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Culture, Theories of

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Ver Sacrum (1898–1903)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Ver Sacrum (Sacred Spring) was a short-lived periodical published in Vienna between 1898 and 1903. It was the mouthpiece of the artist/designer group Vienna Secession. The journal was influenced by the German magazine Pan and was edited...

The Art Of The Well-Tempered Lecture

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book Chapter

...According to a reported account in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, published in January 1925, the architect Le Corbusier began his lectures in 1924 by projecting 100 glass transparencies, divided into five sequences...

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)

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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...