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Athavankar, Uday (1945–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Uday Athavankar is currently an adjunct professor at the IDC School of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. After graduating in 1966 from Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy College of Architecture, Mumbai, he spent four years working...

Appadurai, Arjun (1949–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Arjun Appadurai, an Indian sociocultural anthropologist, regarded as a leading figure in globalization studies, was born in 1949 in Mumbai, India. In the late 1960s, he went to the United States to pursue a BA in History at Brandeis...

Nadkarni, Sudhakar (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sudhakar Nadkarni is a designer and design educator from India. He studied Commercial Art at J. J. School of Art at Bombay (Mumbai) where he spent his formative years as a practicing commercial artist. In the sixties, he got an opportunity...

National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India (1961–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Established in 1961 as the first institution to impart modern design education in India, the National Institute of Design (NID) marked a break from the traditional fine arts and craft education offered by colonial art schools established...

Industrial Design Centre (1969–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Established in 1969, the IDC School of Design (previously known as the Industrial Design Centre) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, was the first design school in any technical education environment in India. It has...

Jugaad

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction The developing world witnesses material and capital scarcity in its everyday life. This condition has led to many people finding contextual solutions to problems that arise with a product or service. The solutions...

Indian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Design in India exists in multiple time zones with many regional variations. Rightly referred to as a subcontinent, India is approximately the size of Europe with as much diversity. This makes it challenging to provide...

Collecting the ‘East’: Women Travellers on the New ‘Grand Tour’

British Women and Cultural Practices of Empire, 1770–1940

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Reviewing John Murray’s new Handbook for India in January 1859, The London Times noted that ‘after conducting travellers and tourists over the whole of Europe, Mr. Murray has extended his valuable guide to the East. … A tour in India need...

Colonies and Pre-industrial Nations in Asia and Africa 1750–1900

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding 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; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. 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

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...Introduction During the 19th century, the Western powers secured their economic dominion over the rest of the world through continued developments in manufacturing, transportation, and trade. Among the European nations, Britain...

Kalaa

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction Kalaa is a word from the Indian art tradition which is often used as a parallel or as a translation of the word “art.” However, the synonym is just superficial. Indology scholars argue that the translation of the Sanskrit word...