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Harold Van Doren

Designer Biography

...An American industrial designer, Van Doren was a major advocate of streamlining in product design. He studied at the Art Students League and in Paris through an art history scholarship. During his time in France, he worked among other...

Consumption and Consumerism

Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Principal of The Studio at the Edge of the World, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia and Visiting Professor at Universidad de Ibagué, Colombia. Tony has held academic positions in Australia and internationally and is the author of twelve books, including Design Futuring(2009); Design as Politics (2011) and Becoming Human By Design (2012). His latest book is Remaking Cities (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...There are three usages of the word consumption: the economic, the medical, and the biological.The dominant usage of the term is the economic, which defines consumption as the binary of production within the reproductive cycle of the dynamic...

Van Doren, Harold (1895–1957)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...An American industrial designer, Van Doren was a major advocate of streamlining in product design. He studied at the Art Students League and in Paris through an art history scholarship. During his time in France, he worked among other...

Streamlining

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...An approach to design and a style that was popular in the 1930s, streamlining has its origins in nineteenth-century studies that looked to nature in order to find ways to reduce wind resistance in manufactured objects. It did not gain...