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Form, Theories of

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Form is a concept concerned with coherence, the bringing together and perception of things as wholes. An idea of form as enclosed structure, able to be set before us and studied, has persisted since the seventeenth century and is sustained...

Metaphor

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Metaphor is a term denoting a figure of speech that refers to a comparison of two different things that are not directly connected to each other. Metaphorical thinking goes beyond the literal, to convey a more poetic and complex meaning...

Orders

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In art historical usage, the term usually refers to types or varieties of columns and their respective entablatures. Although different column types first appear in Egypt, the orders usually denote Greco-Roman architecture (e.g., Doric...

Bending rules

Dean Bruton

Dean Bruton is an artist and academic who has taught digital art and design at several universities in Australia. He is author of Recollections: The Contemporary Art Society of South Australia 1943-86 Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Antony Radford

Antony Radford has taught and researched digital, architectural and urban design at several Australian universities. He is co-author of CADD Made Easy, Knowledge-Based Design Systems, Understanding Sustainable Architecture, and Design by Optimization in Architecture, Building and Construction. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital design : A critical introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Courtesy of Dean Bruton. In this chapter we frame rules as contingent and argue that a contingent sense of design grammars and patterns is enabling rather than restrictive. We recognize implicit assumptions in digital design about...

Gestalt

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Gestalt has been a key element of conceptualization and presentation in arts, media, and design and a therapeutic approach in psychology. As a concept, it is strongly related to the investigation of sensory perception and has been...

White Space

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...White space refers to an open space of creative opportunity that occurs in the iterative design process of “thinking through making.” White space enables intuitive thinking considered integral to the creative leap that leads to innovative...

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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 Typography

AVA Book, 2010

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Functional Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Functional Design is an approach that considers the function of the object first. This method requires that the use is of primary importance and is the determinant of the form, in that the aesthetic of the object follows the functional use...

Detail

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A detail is a small part or a single aspect of an integrated system. A detail is a subsystem, but it is not an absolute value; details can have their own details so they can often be broken down into even smaller subsystems. In theory...

Polyhedra, spheres and domes

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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Structure And Form In Design : Critical ideas for creative practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Introduction The bulk of attention so far in this book has been on two-dimensional phenomena such as grids, tilings, patterns and ways in which a designer may plan or use two-dimensional space. Two important...