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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous 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 journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Book, 2006

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Arts and Crafts Movement

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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Yanagi, Sōetsu (Muneyoshi) (1889–1961)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sōetsu Yanagi (1889–1961) was the prime force behind the mingei (arts of the people) movement of the 1920s and 1930s. His proposition on mingei was that objects should be (1) honest to utility and healthy in form, (2) particular about...

Mackmurdo, A. H. (1851–1942)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mackmurdo was an English architect and designer who founded the Century Guild of Artists in 1882. Through this group, he provided an important bridge between the values of the Arts and Crafts movement and the Art Nouveau. He found his...

Cultural Authenticity

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term authenticity comes from the Greek words autos (self) and hentes (prepared). In common English, authentic is often associated with a series of positive assessments that includes pure, honest, sincere, real, valid, and true....

Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society (1887–1960)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society was established in 1887, largely through the efforts of W. A. S. Benson and Walter Crane. Drawing membership from the Art Workers’ Guild, the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society sought to educate...

General Introduction

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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...Design in its broadest sense continues to evolve as an activity whose value to society is steadily achieving greater recognition. It is therefore important to tell its story as broadly as possible and to explain how that story has changed...

Blackie and Son (Walter Blackie)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Blackie and Son was a Scottish publishing house with roots in the early nineteenth century. By 1890 the firm had extensive book publishing, production, and printing facilities in Glasgow where it produced educational books, gift books...

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

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...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...

Tiffany, Louis Comfort (1848–1933)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...American designer and artist, Tiffany was the son of the founder of the eponymous New York jewelry firm. He studied painting in Europe and the United States, and by 1877 was able to found the Society of American Artists with John La Farge....