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East African Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The few written glimpses we have of East African Design begin 2,000 years ago. The Periplus of the Erythrian Sea (Casson, 1994) tells us of settlement patterns and stitched boats in the Lamu Archipelago in the first century CE. Five...

Asia, Africa, and the Americas 800 bce–1200 ce

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

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...Introduction Europe experienced a period of cultural and economic decline after the fall of Rome, but other parts of the world outside the influence of Greco-Roman culture continued their own advancement only to confront...

Fletcher, Alan (1931–2006)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Kenyan-born British graphic designer, Alan Fletcher worked in London, and from 1952 to 1959, attended four art schools including the Central School of Arts and Crafts alongside his future Pentagram partners Colin Forbes and Theo Crosby....

Hieroglyphics

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

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Introduction to Volume 2

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 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This volume begins with the Russian Revolution, which transformed a nation that was oppressed by a czar and a self-serving aristocratic class into an unprecedented society of centralized planning and Communist Party rule. The ideals...

The Earliest Civilizations 7000 bce–900 bce

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

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...Introduction Civilizations developed unevenly during this period, although sedentary cultures appeared in all parts of the world. Craftsmen discovered different techniques for making pottery and other objects of daily life...

Colonies and Pre-industrial Nations in Asia and Africa 1750–1900

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

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...Introduction During the 19th century, the Western powers secured their economic dominion over the rest of the world through continued developments in manufacturing, transportation, and trade. Among the European nations, Britain...

Designing to Win

Nigel Cross

Nigel Cross is Emeritus Professor of Design Studies, Open University, UK. He has vast experience as a design teacher and an international reputation as a design researcher through books such as Designerly Ways of Knowing and Analysing Design Activity, and editorship of the leading research journal, Design Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design Thinking : Understanding How Designers Think and Work

Berg, 2011

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...Our first case study is of an outstanding designer who has had a long and distinguished record as a highly successful and highly innovative designer in a highly competitive environment, that of Formula One racing car design. As a young...

Colonies: Africa 1900–1945

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 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Between 1880 and World War I, a group of European powers consolidated their control over most of Africa. Through military conquest and other means, they instituted a system of colonies, protectorates...

Batik Crossovers

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...This article will discuss the various ways in which batik, taken from its original Indonesian context, played and continues to play a role elsewhere in the world, especially in European and African countries. This was mainly down...