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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 Graphic Design

AVA Book, 2006

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Postmodernity and Postmodernism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Postmodernity is the era that succeeded Modernity and can be identified as the epoch of contemplation regarding the failures of Modernity. Despite its representatives’ efforts to break free from Modernity and all its perceived wrong doings...

Postmodernism

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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Jencks, Charles (1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Charles Jencks is an American architectural historian, theorist, and landscape designer, best known for his writing on postmodern architecture. He completed his PhD at University College London in 1970, under the supervision of Reyner...

Hyperreality

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In postmodern philosophy, hyperreality is a state in which the conditions of reality and fiction are seamlessly blended together and there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins. French sociologist...

Globalization

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...According to Zygmunt Bauman, “‘Globalization’ means that we are all dependent on each other” (Bauman, 2001a, p. 4). This recognition, even though it describes a phenomenon that gained momentum in the late 1970s, is greatly connected...

Deconstruction, Deconstructivism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Deconstruction is a mode of analysis that pays attention to the ways in which the materialization of a discourse tends to undermine what that discourse intends. This is a part of Derrida’s antihumanist philosophy. The attention...

Jacobs, Marc (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Jacobs is an American fashion designer, born in New York City. He graduated from the Parsons New School of Design, New York, with a collection of Op-Art-inspired sweaters knitted by his grandmother, which caught the attention of New York...

Versace (Gianni Versace [1946–97] Donatella Versace [1955–])

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Italian sibling fashion designers Gianni and Donatella Versace were born in Calabria, Italy, where their mother was a successful dressmaker. An older brother, Santo, is CEO of the Versace brand. After an early training in architecture...

Kitsch

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Based on either the German word for daub or smear, or an abbreviation of verkitschen (to sell off cheaply), kitsch is commonly used in the English language to describe apparently cheap, unrefined, and sentimental forms of popular culture....