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Clients

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A person or body in charge of procuring products or services is called a client. Design clients can be manufacturers or suppliers of products or services, publishers or communication agencies, public or private care providers or any other...

The System of Objects

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The System of Objects is an influential book written by French philosopher Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007), first published in French (original title: Le Système des Objects) by Éditions Gallimard in 1968. It is based on Baudrillard’s doctoral...

Commodity Fetishism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Commodity fetishism is an adaptation of the concept of fetishism to describe capitalist societies’ relationship with commodities (exchangeable objects).From the eighteenth century onwards, Western societies began to refer to the objects...

Miller, Daniel (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Daniel Miller (1954–) is an anthropologist interested in what material objects reveal about society. Miller’s research pays attention to the social meanings of objects, analyzing their role in social relationships and what they reveal about...

Political Economy

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A modern understanding of political economy is a product of the enlightenment, moral philosophy, and then a subsequent gathering, interrogation, and critical reworking of this thinking by Karl Marx. He can...
...Financed by the European Recovery Plan, also known as the Marshall Plan, the traveling exhibition entitled Wir bauen ein besseres Leben (We’re Building a Better Life), which was first displayed at West Berlin’s 1952 German Industrial Trade...

Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) (Association for Industrial Design) (1956–)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) was established in Italy in 1956 by a range of parties interested in all aspects of design but also interested in the theme of industrial design and consumption as a cultural phenomenon...

Douglas, Mary (1921–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British anthropologist and social theorist, Douglas was a well-known and prolific writer on a broad range of issues including religion (1993), risk (Douglas, 2002), danger (1983), pollution (2003 [1966]), institutions (1986...

Use-Value

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Consumers attribute use value to goods and services that have a capacity to meet given needs. Classical economists distinguished between a good’s use value and its exchange value in order to differentiate its price in the marketplace from...

Diderot Effect

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Diderot effect describes the process of potentially spiraling consumption triggered by the acquisition of new products. A purchased or donated item may generate dissatisfaction with existing possessions and environment, as a consequence...