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Bruton, Dean (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Academic and design theorist based in Australia, Bruton wrote a history of the Contemporary Art Society of South Australia (1942–86) in 1986. Since 1989 he has contributed to design pedagogy while working at the University of Adelaide...

Annand, Douglas (1903–76)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Annand was a graphic designer and artist, born at Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. After studying commercial art at the Central Technical College, Brisbane, and experience with several firms, he became a freelance artist and designer...

Cato, Ken (1946–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Australian graphic designer, born in Brisbane, Cato graduated from RMIT in 1968 and in 1970, with Terry Hibberd, set up Cato–Hibberd Design in Melbourne, becoming Cato Partners after 1982, with increased international business based...

Powerhouse Museum (1988–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Powerhouse Museum, located in Darling Harbour, Sydney, was opened in 1988 in the shell of an old power station as the flagship of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. It has a collection of 385,000 objects covering history, science,...

Gallery of Australian Design (2009–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Gallery of Australian Design was launched in 2009 with support from the University of Canberra, the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and the National Museum of Australia. Since...

Australian Design Award (ADA) (1977–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Australian Design Award (ADA) was launched in 1977 by the Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) to encourage greater public recognition of good design. In 1991 the ADA became part of Standards Australia. The ADA became...

New Zealand Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Geographical distance creates the difference for New Zealand designers, along with their island nation’s bicultural heritage, small population, easy access to nature, and egalitarian attitude. In this last country to be discovered...

Fourth-Order Design: A Practical Perspective

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

Book Chapter

...The essence of design is the nature of thinking it entails. It is integrative, rather than merely analytical; visual rather than merely abstract; and humanistic rather than mechanistic. It is fundamentally about invention, not research...

Featherston, Grant (1922–95) and Mary (1943–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Grant Featherston, born Geelong, Victoria, was an industrial designer and founding member of the Australian Society of Designers for Industry in 1948. Mary Featherston (née Currey) came to Australia in 1953 and trained as an interior...

Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) (1958–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Industrial Design Council of Australia (IDCA) was founded in 1958 and funded by the Commonwealth government. It was based on the British model to promote high standards of design in manufactured goods, advise government departments...