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Denise Scott Brown

Designer Biography

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...Denise Scott Brown is a South African architect, planner and urban designer as well as an author and educator. She worked closely with Robert Venturi for much of her life. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand between 1948...

Le Corbusier

Designer Biography

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...Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, later called Le Corbusier, was one of the most influential architects, theoreticians, and designers of the twentieth century. Born in Switzerland, he adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier c.1920 and became a French...

Legibility

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...In general, legibility is one of the primary design functions in providing typographic clarity in design. It is an informal measure of how easy it is to distinguish one letter from another in a particular typeface. Kevin Lynch, a prominent...

Transit-Oriented Development

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Transit-oriented Development (TOD) refers to an urban planning strategy that encourages development of mixed-use, residential, and commercial areas close to and well-served by public transport systems. A TOD consists of a public transit...

Landscape Urbanism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Introduction Landscape urbanism is an emergent discourse adopting landscape as a reference point to observe the city and urban life. It attempts to think beyond the binary manifestation of man-nature and architecture-landscape and employs...

Landscape Architecture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Landscape architecture primarily involves the judicious yet aesthetic designing of outdoor areas, which includes private gardens, public parks, sites for campuses or residential or commercial estates, and riverfronts or lakefronts...

Street Art

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

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...Street art is a global phenomenon that infiltrates the textures of the urban environment, transforming the street into a gallery. The activity merges installation, social and political commentary, symbolic iconography, graphic logos...

Graffiti

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous 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 freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Deriving from the Italian graffito, which means a scratching or scribble, graffiti is a plural noun used to describe unauthorised writings or drawings on public surfaces. Graffiti can encompass everything from tags scrawled on buses...

Graffiti

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

Book Chapter

...An example of urban graffiti in Manhattan, New York, March 2008. This term is derived from the Italian word graffito meaning ‘scratched’. Graffiti ranges from carvings and scrawlings on property to aerosol spray painting of subway...

Savannah Preference

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Also referred to as the “savanna hypothesis,” the Savannah Preference is a tendency for people to unconsciously prefer habitats with features characteristic of tropical African savanna landscapes (depth, openness, uniform grassy coverings...