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Holarchy

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Holarchy is a term coined by Arthur Koestler, a Hungarian-British author, first appearing in his 1967 novel The Ghost in the Machine. Holarchy derives from the Greek word “cholos” that signifies something that is simultaneously both a part...

Buckminster Fuller

Designer Biography

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...Fuller was an American inventor, author, educator, and designer. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, Fuller was responsible for a variety of sometimes eccentric architectural and product design solutions. Those ideas included two principal...

Fuller, Buckminster (Bucky) (1895–1983)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Fuller was an American inventor, author, educator, and designer. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, Fuller was responsible for a variety of sometimes eccentric architectural and product design solutions. Those ideas included two principal...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1865–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the oldest architecture school in the United States, having been founded in 1865. The School of Architecture went on to become one of the forerunners...

Domes to Domus (Or How Roberto Mango Brought the Geodesic Dome to the Home of Italian Design)

Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Design is a choral art. But histories of design are routinely staged as parades of soloists. Notions of individual creation, personality, originality and craft, once plausibly tethered to the reality of scattered small-scale studios, now...

Noguchi, Isamu (1904–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Noguchi was an American-born Japanese designer, artist, sculptor, and set decorator who pursued his career internationally and is particularly well known for his sculptural tables and chairs for Herman Miller. Born in Los Angeles, he...

Streamlining

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An approach to design and a style that was popular in the 1930s, streamlining has its origins in nineteenth-century studies that looked to nature in order to find ways to reduce wind resistance in manufactured objects. It did not gain...

High-Tech

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1978 authors Kron and Slesin defined the term high-tech as “a play on the words high-style and technology,” a design style also termed “Hard Hat Habitat” at the time. Despite its connection with the later 1970s, the roots of the style...