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Artisan

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Artifacts

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Although all products are artifacts, the term usually refers to functional or decorative objects, often of unknown manufacture, that play a significant role in the daily life or imagination of contemporary and past societies. Artifacts...

Retro Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Retro design harkens back to earlier works of a recent vintage, capturing fully or in part the spirit and concepts that created it. Retro is shorthand for retrograde, meaning to turn backward. Retro design generally falls within...

Reproduction

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Reproduction is a copy of an original work that attempts to enable access to particular designs, while maintaining the legitimacy of the original. Experts who study original sources, such as drawings and images, and use materials...

Customization

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Customization is the practice of creating goods and providing services beyond those available in the mass market. Full customization commissioned from an artisan or specialty service provider, the most costly and time consuming, gives...

Decoration

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Decoration is the art and craft of applying ornament to the surface or form of a designed object to create an interrelated and composite whole. It is intended to interact with and enhance a person’s experience of the image, space...

Furniture Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Furniture Design is a process of creating concepts and developing prototypes for furniture manufacture and distribution. Furniture connects buildings and the people who occupy them. Early furniture, such as the cupboard, was designed...