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Coalbrookdale

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Coalbrookdale is a village in Shropshire, England, that played host to significant developments in the process of smelting iron during the first part of the eighteenth century. The village was initially associated with Abraham Darby...

Alcoa

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) is a manufacturer of raw aluminum, aluminum products, and domestic wares. It was originally called the Pittsburgh Reduction Company when founded in 1888 by scientist Charles Martin Hall. Hall, almost...

Hot metal

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Book, 2010

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Mellor, David Rogerson (1930–2009)

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A British designer in metal, both as craft and industrial design, for manufacture and retail, Mellor was born in Sheffield, a city with an ancient history of cutlery making. From a young age he attended Sheffield College of Art, where he...

Magic, Alchemy and Science

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steel : A Design, Cultural and Ecological History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Wellcome Library, London, Medieval Alchemist at work, Diorama. By Ashenden, after E. L. G. Isabey. Collection: Wellcome Images. Library reference no.: Slide number 1101 (M0005410). Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons...

Revere Copper and Brass

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Revere Copper and Brass copper-rolling mill that Paul Revere opened in 1801 primarily focused on ways to provide protective copper coverings for US Navy ship bottoms as well as the rooftops of government buildings. The business remained...

Agency and counteragency of materials

Prasad Boradkar

Prasad Boradkar is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Industrial Design Program at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. He is the Director of InnovationSpace, a transdisciplinary laboratory at ASU where design, business, and engineering students and faculty partner with corporations to develop human-centred product concepts that hold societal benefit and minimize impacts on the environment. Boradkar is interested in the research space that lies at the intersection of design and material culture. In his writing, he draws from a variety of disciplines to understand the social and cultural significance of the designed environment. Boradkar is the author of Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects (Berg 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...I begin with a puzzle.It is that the ever-growing literature in anthropology and archaeology that deals explicitly with the subjects of materiality and material culture seems to have hardly anything to say about materials.Tambat aliThe...

Bruckmann & Söhne (1805–1973)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1805 Georg Peter Bruckmann (1778–1850) took over his father’s workshop and founded the cutlery business “Seeger & Bruckmann” in Heilbronn, South Germany, together with Karl Seeger. After Seeger’s death in 1814 Bruckmann renamed...

Hackman

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Hackman steel factory was established in the Russian town of Vyborg in 1790, and relocated across the border to Finland in the early 1880s. The company initiated its production of low-cost cutlery, forged from a single piece of metal...

Stabler, Harold (1872–1945)

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

...Stabler was a British designer in metals and ceramics. As a young man Stabler was apprenticed to the woodcarver Arthur Simpson in Kendal in Cumbria and went on to study stone, wood carving, and metalwork at Kendal School of Art and Keswick...