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Mass Production and Industrial Design

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Principal of The Studio at the Edge of the World, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia and Visiting Professor at Universidad de Ibagué, Colombia. Tony has held academic positions in Australia and internationally and is the author of twelve books, including Design Futuring(2009); Design as Politics (2011) and Becoming Human By Design (2012). His latest book is Remaking Cities (2017). 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 Chapter

...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...

Taylor, Frederick Winslow (1856–1915)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

American System

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Made in America: A world production

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Principal of The Studio at the Edge of the World, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia and Visiting Professor at Universidad de Ibagué, Colombia. Tony has held academic positions in Australia and internationally and is the author of twelve books, including Design Futuring(2009); Design as Politics (2011) and Becoming Human By Design (2012). His latest book is Remaking Cities (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Defuturing : A New Design Philosophy

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...For the West, America arrived with modernity and became the most dynamic nation in its advancement. It follows that to comprehend modernity in all of its manifestations, one has to engage with America. More than this, once one sees...

Automotive Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...