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Taylor, Frederick Winslow (1856–1915)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...F.W. Taylor was an American mechanical engineer who designed the Scientific Management system. The system was named Taylorism. Although accepted for Harvard, he did not attend and later achieved his degree through a correspondence course...

Fordism

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...An early twentieth-century manufacturing philosophy that intended to achieve higher productivity by combining a mass production system based on the nineteenth-century American system that used interchangeable, standardized components...

Mass Production and Industrial Design

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mass production is a manufacturing process, which uses division of labor, standardization of often-interchangeable parts, and specialization to create products at high frequencies of output usually to a low unit cost. Automation, CNC...

Automotive Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...What is automotive design? Automotive design is a highly specialized segment of industrial design concerned with the visual design, or styling, of the exterior and interior of motor cars, and with aspects of human factors...

Ford Motor Co.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Henry Ford with his first auto, the Quadricycle, and Ford Model T, c.1933. Library of Congress. Ford is an automobile manufacturing company created by Henry Ford in 1903. Introduced in 1908, the first design success...

American System

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The American System of manufacture is a term used to describe systematized production processes for technologically complex and/or exacting products. In 1803, Marc Isambard Brunel and Henry Maudslay began production of rigging blocks using...