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Aesthetics, Aesthetic Theories

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Aesthetics refers to the sensory perception of things; the feelings aroused by these experiences; the character of the experienced things; and the subjective judgment associated with perceiving these things. The idea of beauty is closely...

Beauty

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Beauty is when something is judged to have a pleasurable rationale to its appearance, a coherent aesthetic quality that pleases the viewer to such an extent that he or she wishes to share what they find beautiful and/or protect it....

Wabi-Sabi

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Wabi-Sabi refers to Japanese aesthetic of things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. In part it is about the acceptance of the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. The term “wabi” refers to simplicity, being in tune...

Interior Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Interior design is the design of interior environments emphasizing the functional and aesthetic organization of spaces using objects, materials, and accessories chosen for intimate human use. Interior design focuses on the specific...

Golden Section

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book Chapter

...The approximate 8:13 ratio that was thought by the ancients to represent infallibly beautiful proportions. The golden section forms the basis of some paper sizes due to the harmonious proportions it provides, and its principles can be used...

Aesthetics Categories and Changing Ideas of “Design”

Haruhiko Fujita

Haruhiko Fujita is Professor of Aesthetics and Design History at Kobe Design University, and Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics at Osaka University, Japan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Although Japan has a unique history of and aesthetics in art and design, it is important to understand its cultural interactions with neighboring countries, particularly China, and with Western countries in modern times. By touching...

The Craft Ideal and the Art Movement: Britain and Elsewhere 1861–1915

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction Following the Crystal Palace exhibition of 1851, Henry Cole strengthened his promotion of design as a central component of British manufacturing culture. To this end, he encouraged Britain’s continued...

A History of Japanese Approaches to Color

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Color is perceived by the eye and the brain and then, through complex associations, is expressed in words and given names. These names are simply abstract symbols, but they have a life of their own and, used practically, socially...

Kitsch

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

...Based on either the German word for daub or smear, or an abbreviation of verkitschen (to sell off cheaply), kitsch is commonly used in the English language to describe apparently cheap, unrefined, and sentimental forms of popular culture...

Taste

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Taste refers to the kinds of things that someone appreciates for their aesthetic qualities.Where aesthetic judgments of beauty imply universality—“everybody should find this beautiful”—evaluations of taste seem to insist on their subjective...