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Introduction to Volume 1

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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...The time span covered in this volume is far greater than in the subsequent two volumes. It begins several million years ago and ends with World War I. The earliest actors in this saga of design’s history are not even human. They belong...

Simmel, Georg (1858–1918)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Georg Simmel (1858–1918) was a German sociologist and philosopher. He was born in Berlin and attended Berlin University, studying history and philosophy. He became Privatdozent (a lecturer dependent upon student fees...

Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880–1918)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Guillaume Apollinaire was born Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzsky in Rome on August 26, 1880, to a Polish noblewoman Angélique Alexandrine Kostrowitzky and an unknown father. Raised in the south of France, he eventually moved to Paris...

Adam, Ken (1921–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Adam is a production designer, born in Berlin, Germany, although his family moved to Britain in 1933 following the rise to power of the Nazi Party. Adam trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Having served...

Ingold, Tim (1948–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tim Ingold (1948–) is an anthropologist interested in the inherent qualities of material things, ecological approaches to anthropology, and human-animal relationships. Many elements of Ingold’s research are relevant for design historians...

Miller, Daniel (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Power, Theories of (Hegemony, Posthegemony, Micropower, Biopower)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Conventionally, theories of power have defined it in two, broadly different ways. Power can be understood as “power over,” involving questions about domination, authority, will, legitimacy, subordination, and coercion. Alternately, power...

Additive Manufacturing (or 3D Printing)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Additive manufacturing or 3D printing processes build up material under automated control. The process was first developed in the late 1980s and subsequently the procedure, when paired with computer-aided design (CAD) software, was found...

Technology (STS, SCOT, Techne, Technics)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Although technology normally refers to machines, especially digital ones, the term more precisely refers to the ways of being and thinking that result in those machines. Those ways of thinking have been viewed as dominating and dangerous...

Aesthetics, Aesthetic Theories

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Aesthetics refers to the sensory perception of things; the feelings aroused by these experiences; the character of the experienced things; and the subjective judgment associated with perceiving these things. The idea of beauty is closely...