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Jiang, Shou-Xiang (Kinor) 姜绶祥 (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Jiang is a Chinese textile designer, working in Hong Kong. Graduating in 1992 from the Central Academy of Art & Design (CAFA) in Beijing, China, with a Bachelor’s degree in textile design gave Jiang a second career in design. Following...

Sui, Anna (1964–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sui is an American fashion designer, of Chinese descent. Although Anna Sui was born and educated in the United States, her designs reference both east and west, with an eclectic mix of ideas fueled by visits to flea markets in Paris...

Sacred Objects and Design in Buddhism

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...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...

Chunning, Guo 郭春宁 (1958–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chinese graphic designer Guo graduated from the Central Academy of Arts & Design (now the Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University) and was given a position as a graphic designer in the advertising department of the state-owned...

China Red Star Design Award (2006–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...With China’s rising production output leading to its status as the world’s factory, the nation became aware of its negative international reputation for imitating products. To promote awareness of intellectual property rights...

Feng Shui

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Feng Shui (风水) is a Chinese traditional cultural philosophy and practice developed over 4,000 years ago. It literally translates as wind and water. It is a complex body of knowledge deeply rooted in Taoism and aims at selecting sites...

Yuan-qing, Tao 陶元慶 (1893–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chinese graphic designer, born in the late Qing period at Shaoxin, Zhejiang, Tao is considered one of the most influential designers from the early modern design period (1928–37) in China. Through his studies in arts, and exposure...

Medieval Europe and the Islamic World 800–1200

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 In recent years, new historical narratives have brought Europe into closer relation with other parts of the world that were developing concurrently. Well before 800 bce, long-distance trade had begun...

China’s Shipbuilding Technology and Maritime Trade

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Interactions between China and other parts of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Asia developed via the sea as well as the land. While there is a long history of scholarship on the overland routes of the Silk Road, more...

International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) (2005–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 2005 by the Chinese Institute of Design, the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) is a charitable organization that aims to promote research and study of design internationally. Membership...