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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Bosch is a German manufacturer of vehicle components, industrial plant, and electrical appliances, foundedin 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as a business for precision mechanics and electrical engineering. In 1887, Bosch produced...

Mechanical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mechanical design is concerned with products, machines, and systems that perform mechanical work or transform energy into mechanical work. A nineteenth-century example would be continuous wire or rope transmission, useful for long distances...

Filled with wonder

Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Instruments have a life of their own. They do not merely follow theory; often they determine theory, because instruments determine what is possible, and what is possible determines to a large extent what can be thought.We...


Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is Head of Graduate Studies and Deputy Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is also author of The Craft Reader (Berg, 2009) and Thinking Through Craft (Berg, 2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Invention of Craft

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...On a Tuesday evening in November 1823, a whitesmith named John Johnson stood to speak. His listeners were more than two thousand in number, nearly all of them artisans. The venue was the Crown and Anchor Tavern, opposite St. Clement Danes...