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Sacred Objects and Design in Buddhism

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Buddhism began around the fourth century B.C.E., when Prince Siddhārta Gautama (also known as Śākyamuni, “the sage of the Śākya clan”) attained awakening (after which, he came to be praised as the Buddha or “the awakened one”) and began...

Theorizing the hari kuyō

Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...When Bill Brown analyzes how the thingness of material objects is apprehended, he does so from a modern Western perspective that takes for granted the ontological distinction between subject and object, human and non-human (Brown 2001: 1...

Aesthetics of Asian Art and Design

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...In the Asian tradition of art and design, the object emerges as a result of giving form to ideas. The practice of thinking deeply about world phenomena, an ability to see the subtle principle behind the gross physicality, and an ability...

Facilitators and intermediaries in lands to the east

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Symbol, Pattern & Symmetry : The Cultural Significance of Structure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...As the previous chapter highlighted, various Near Eastern civilizations participated in trade, principally with lands to the east, during the last few millennia bce and subsequently. To state the obvious, trade is not possible without...

Stupas and mandalas

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Symbol, Pattern & Symmetry : The Cultural Significance of Structure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...The foundations for the development of Buddhism as a major world religion are traceable to the last few centuries bce. The religion spread across much of present-day India and Pakistan to Southeast Asia, northwards to Central...

Jobs, Steve (1955–2011)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Steve Jobs was a charismatic American visionary, inventor, and entrepreneur born in Los Angeles, California. In 1972, he dropped out of Reed College, Portland, continuing his education by dropping into calligraphy classes, which he credited...