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Louis Philippe Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Louis Philippe was the eponymous prevailing style for furniture and interiors in France during the “July Monarchy” under Louis Philippe I (r. 1830–48). The style was epitomized by an approach to comfort and economy that used dark woods...

World War II 1939–1945

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 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction World War II served as a powerful stimulus for design, especially the design of weaponry, although many of the new discoveries in science and engineering that were prompted by the war also had valuable...

On Ornament

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 1 : Design Reform, Modernism, and Modernization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016


...Design has a twofold relation, having, in the first place, a strict reference to utility in the thing designed; and, secondarily, to the beautifying or ornamenting that utility. The word design, however, with the many has become identified...