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Gender and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The distinction between sex as biological, and gender as socially constructed, was a key premise of Anglo-American feminism. Later, this came to be viewed as more complex, with the claim that our biological bodies are interpreted through...

Attfield, Judith (1937–2006)

Grace Lees-Maffei

Grace Lees-Maffei is Reader in Design History in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and is co-editor of The Design History Reader (Bloomsbury 2010) and Made in Italy (Bloomsbury 2013). She is also the editor of Writing Design (Bloomsbury 2011), Iconic Designs (Bloomsbury 2014) and Design at Home (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Professor Judith (Judy) Attfield’s work in design history centers upon several major contributions: the feminist analysis of design; an insistence on the significance of the everyday; and the introduction into design history of ideas...

Newcomb Pottery

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Newcomb pottery was established in New Orleans, Louisiana, when Ellsworth Woodward (1861–1939), head of Tulane University’s art program, established a pottery on campus in 1894, named for the benefactor of the women’s college. The pottery...

Gilbreth, Lillian (1878–1972)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Gilbreth was an industrial psychologist who along with her husband Frank, developed many of the industrial management techniques on which most subsequent approaches have been based. Her contribution to the ethos of workplace management...

Identity and Difference

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...There are a variety of approaches toward questions of identity and difference. In many respects, these divergences indicate contrasting responses to a framework of political representation, knowledge, and classification that has...

Ecological Movements

Joanna Boehnert

Joanna Boehnert is the founder of EcoLabs and a Research Fellow in Design at CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media) at the University of Westminster. Her research focuses on how design communicates complex ecological and socio-economic issues and facilitates transitions to sustainable ways of living. She established EcoLabs in 2006 to work at the interface of social movements and design practice. She is a Canadian who works in London and lives by the sea in Margate. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design, Ecology, Politics : Towards the Ecocene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Ultimately sustainability is not a feature of a particular product or service but the collective condition of a culture relative to its impact on ecological systems. Since the cumulative impact of modern ways of living are destabilizing...

Epistemology Error

Joanna Boehnert

Joanna Boehnert is the founder of EcoLabs and a Research Fellow in Design at CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media) at the University of Westminster. Her research focuses on how design communicates complex ecological and socio-economic issues and facilitates transitions to sustainable ways of living. She established EcoLabs in 2006 to work at the interface of social movements and design practice. She is a Canadian who works in London and lives by the sea in Margate. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design, Ecology, Politics : Towards the Ecocene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...When things are not working properly, it is often necessary to look into the philosophical roots of our habitual practices. Our understanding of reality, way of knowing and epistemology leads to particular types of practice in business...

Guilty by Design/Guilty by Desire: Queering Bourgeois Domesticity

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...To satisfy my incessant magazine craving, I often find myself either standing at newsstands browsing through magazines or simply picking up the latest issue of Metropolitan Home, Elle Decor, or a periodical catering to a similar...

Conclusion

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...I began this book by outlining the changes in value of one particular retro item: flying ducks. I used this example because the history of these ceramic wall plaques exemplifies the processes, problems and questions I wanted to explore...

Doomed to failure

Sloppy Craft : Postdisciplinarity and the Crafts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Sloppy craft suggests a purposeful approach to failure. Employing a purposeful approach indicates expertise or professionalism, or the ability to differentiate between good and bad technical skills, which reinforces the idea that the craft...