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Decoration

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Decoration is the art and craft of applying ornament to the surface or form of a designed object to create an interrelated and composite whole. It is intended to interact with and enhance a person’s experience of the image, space...

Tiling the plane without gap or overlap

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure And Form In Design : Critical ideas for creative practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Introduction The term tiling is used to refer to a special category of two-dimensional design created simply by dividing the plane (e.g. a sheet of paper) into a network of shapes...

Mosque Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mosques are spaces in which Muslims (followers of the Islamic faith) pray, study, and celebrate religious festivals. The word “mosque” comes from the Arabic word masjid, which literally means “place of prostration,” describing how Muslim...

mosques and minarets

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Symbol, Pattern & Symmetry : The Cultural Significance of Structure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Within one century of the death of the prophet Muhammad in 632 ce, Islam had become firmly established in much of the former Eastern Roman Empire, Persia, North Africa and some parts of Asia and Europe. Islamic civilization...

Between the Global and National Self: The Abaya and Asian Transnational Design

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Globalization compresses the world and presents it as one global space. In this imaginary borderless place, exposure to different cultural phenomena results in the coexistence of localized identities, practices, and experiences. The process...

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...

Islamic Spain

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Symbol, Pattern & Symmetry : The Cultural Significance of Structure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...The part of the Islamic world west of Egypt was known as the Maghrib (sometimes spelled Maghreb) and included present-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and much of the Iberian Peninsula. The region was largely isolated from the rest...

Modern Diffusion of Islamic Styles

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Decorative and artistic styles as well as architectural designs copying or deriving from Islamic or Islamicate antetypes were particularly widespread as part of both revivalist and vanguard currents in Europe and North America from about...

Owen Jones

Designer Biography

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...London-born Welsh architect, designer, and theorist who trained at the Royal Academy and under the architect Lewis Vulliamy, Jones is most well known for the highly influential book The Grammar of Ornament, which proposed a design aesthetic...

Kunstgewerbemuseum (Arts and Crafts Museum), Hamburg (1877–)

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 Article

...The Patriotische Gesellschaft in Hamburg originated the idea for a museum of art and industry in 1866. This organization, in existence since 1765, promoted the useful arts and commerce. The idea was to gather examples of historic and modern...