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Legibility

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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 Article

...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 Article

...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...

Space, Spatiality

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Western philosophy and science since the Greeks developed the notion of space as something abstract, empty, measurable, and neutral. This was integral to the development of mathematics, physics, cartography, and much more. Alongside...

Vernacular

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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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 Book, 2009

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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 Book, 2009

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Landscape Architecture

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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....

Savannah Preference

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Gregotti, Vittorio (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An Italian architect, urban planner, writer, designer, and teacher, Gregotti was born in Novara. He attended the Polytechnic University Milan, graduating in 1952, and was soon associated with the Neo-liberty style of the period. He has...