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Denise Scott Brown

Designer Biography

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...Denise Scott Brown is a South African architect, planner and urban designer as well as an author and educator. She worked closely with Robert Venturi for much of her life. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand between 1948...

Margaret Calvert

Designer Biography

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...Margaret Vivienne Calvert OBE is a typographer and graphic designer. Born in South Africa, Calvert moved to England in 1950 where she later studied at the Chelsea College of Art. In 1957, her Chelsea College tutor Jock Kinneir was appointed...

East African Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding 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; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. 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...

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

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding 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; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. 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...

Introduction to Volume 2

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding 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; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. 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...

Designing Tools for Low-income Community Organizing

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book Chapter

...Grassroot is a nonprofit technology start-up in South Africa. It creates and deploys simple, purpose-built tools for activists and movement builders in low-technology, marginalized communities. As of writing, those tools have reached over...

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 Publishing SA, 2009

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...Sacred carvings and an ancient picture-writing system created by the Egyptians in which pictorial symbols represent sound, concepts and objects or a combination of these. They are phonetic and pictographic signs integrated with abstract...

Saint-Laurent, Yves (1936–2008)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...French couturier and fashion designer, born Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, Saint-Laurent was credited with saving Paris couture from ruin in the 1960s and rendering ready-to-wear reputable. Saint-Laurent was born in Oran, Algeria...

Conservative Flagship: Interior Design for RMS Windsor Castle, 1960

British Design: Tradition and Modernity after 1948

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Writing in The South African Shipping News and Fishing Industry Review in August 1960, in an article entitled ‘Cape Town Appreciates Benefits Conferred by Mailships’, Joyce Newton Thompson, Mayor of Cape Town and Afrikaner...