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Traditional Illustration

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

eBook

...The author found this traditional Victorian postcard from a flea market.An illustration that places emphasis on looking, thinking, seeing and observing. Traditional illustrations include personal and hand-crafted techniques used...

Artisan

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An artisan is a designer-craftsperson or maker who uses largely traditional handcrafting methods to create pieces in a small workshop or studio. Blending the creativity of an artist with meticulous technique, artisans are self-directed...

Heritage

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Heritage, while usually being associated with tangible cultural artifacts of individual nations, is a concept now operationalized through international bodies, specifically UNESCO. In this context, the Heritage has expanded to include...

Natural Environment, Social Context, and Historical Background in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...The Mongolian plateau has been a cradle of Asian nomads, including the peoples known as Xiongnu (from the fourth century B.C.E. to the fifth century C.E.), Xianbei (from the third century B.C.E. to the sixth century C.E.), Turuk (from...

Calligraphy in Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...In Japan, as in China, calligraphy has been held to be the highest form of artistic expression and a fine hand deemed a sign of refined personal character. Consequently, until modern times, calligraphic practice was an essential part...

A History of Japanese Approaches to Color

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Color is perceived by the eye and the brain and then, through complex associations, is expressed in words and given names. These names are simply abstract symbols, but they have a life of their own and, used practically, socially...

Traditional Cultures of China

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Traditional Chinese culture, which has been evolving for five thousand years, is a complex and vast topic. Here, three major areas of distinctively Chinese ways of thinking and behavior will be addressed: (1) Chinese divination, (2...

Traditional Culture of Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Chanoyu (also Chadō or the When discussing Japan’s traditional culture, many elements could be highlighted, but this article refers to three elements...

Feng Shui

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Feng Shui (风水) is a Chinese traditional cultural philosophy and practice developed over 4,000 years ago. It literally translates as wind and water. It is a complex body of knowledge deeply rooted in Taoism and aims at selecting sites...

Aesthetics Categories and Changing Ideas of “Design”

Haruhiko Fujita

Haruhiko Fujita is Professor of Aesthetics and Design History at Kobe Design University, and Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics at Osaka University, Japan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Article

...Although Japan has a unique history of and aesthetics in art and design, it is important to understand its cultural interactions with neighboring countries, particularly China, and with Western countries in modern times. By touching...