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Medieval Europe and the Islamic World 800–1200

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

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction In recent years, new historical narratives have brought Europe into closer relation with other parts of the world that were developing concurrently. Well before 800 bce, long-distance trade had begun...

Greek Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In European as well as in global context, the development of design may be viewed as a sign of modernization. Under this prism, the history of product design in Greece reflects the controversial and arguably incomplete process...

Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence (1905–76)

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British interior and furniture designer who was born in London, Robsjohn-Gibbings studied architecture at the University of Liverpool and at London University. His career in interior design developed after joining Charles of London...

Three Thousand Years of Designing Business and Organizations

Designing: Business and Management

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Designing businesses is, in essence, designing human organizations to produce the systems, services, and products. The idea that design firms such as IDEO, Nielsen Norman, and the Policy Lab are addressing these problems from a design...