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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 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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Design Grammar

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design Grammar is the language used to express the principles of design or a discipline of design. This includes specific language attributed to structural design elements identified through formal analysis in the creation of a system...
...“Art transforms us,” wrote Hungarian avant-garde artist Lajos Kassák in 1922, “and we become capable of transforming our surroundings.”Lajos Kassák, “Bildarchitektur (Picture Architecture)” (1922), in Between Two Worlds: A Sourcebook...

Albers, Josef (1888–1976)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Josef Albers was a German painter, color theorist, art and design educator, born in Bottrop, who worked in Germany and the United States. A relatively late starter when he arrived as a student at the Bauhaus aged 32, Josef Albers became...

Kroll, Boris (1913–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Kroll was an American weaver, textile designer, and manufacturer, one of the largest in the United States by the 1970s. After working in his brother’s furniture factory in New York, Kroll took up weaving to provide modern fabrics...

Bayer, Herbert (1900–85)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Austrian graphic designer and typographer, and notable member of the Bauhaus, in 1919 Herbert Bayer was apprenticed under the artist Georg Schmidthammer, and in 1921, he joined the Darmstadt Artists Colony, where he was introduced...

Pond Farm Colony (1949–85)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Pond Farm, an art colony established in the redwood forests of Sonoma County, California, in 1949 by architect Gordon Herr and his wife Jane, was modeled on a fusion of Arts and Crafts, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin schools, and Bauhaus...

Itten, Johannes (1888–1967)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Born in Switzerland, Itten trained as a primary school teacher, influenced by the German pedagogue Friedrich Fröbel, but he gave it up to study art. Between 1913 and 1916 he studied painting at the Stuttgart Academy, and then moved...

Koch-Otte Benita (1892–1976)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A German draughtswoman and textile designer, Benita Koch-Otte initially worked as a drawing tutor for schoolgirls from 1915 to 1920. In 1920, she enrolled at the State Bauhaus in Weimar and was later employed in the weaving workshop...

Ethics, Aesthetics, and Design

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

Book Chapter

...“… For in the final analysis it is spirit alone that animates technology.”This is a slightly shortened version of a paper first read at a conference entitled “Savoirs et éthiques de l’ingénieur … ” held at the National Institute of Applied...