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Form Follows Function

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The phrase “form follows function” became one of the defining axioms of modernist design. It implies that once a design problem is fully understood, the design’s final form flows directly from its defined purpose. The phrase originates from...

Logos and Symbols

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... of the new century, in the form of Peter Behrens’s AEG identity. The AEG logo was designed to be simple and timeless—a very different approach to most of what was happening elsewhere. That a logo could be an indicator of moral worth or character...

Originality

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Since the eighteenth century, the concept of originality has affected much thinking about design, albeit in distinctly different ways. On the one hand, defined in terms of novelty, inventiveness and authenticity, originality formed...

Greetings Card Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... 3-D graphics, and LED lighting. References and further reading Peter Gilderdale. 2013. “Hands across the Sea: Situating an Edwardian Greetings Postcard Practice.” PhD diss., Auckland University of Technology. Alexandra Jaffe. 1999. “Packaged...

Habitus

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Habitus refers, in broad terms, to the mechanism that allows people to absorb sets of habits, behaviors, assumptions, ideas, and dispositions from wider culture. It orients many of our everyday and automatic actions—physical as well...

Nostalgia

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... 1780–1917. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. Peter Fritzsche. 2001. “Specters of History: On Nostalgia, Exile, and Modernity.” American Historical Review 106, no. 5: 1587–1618. Aurélie Kessous and Elyette Roux. 2008. “A Semiotic...

Rococo

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rococo is the term given to an eighteenth-century movement, recognizable for its decorative and playful approach. Although in many ways a continuation of the Baroque, it is normally treated as a stylistically distinct period, peaking...

Commercial Art

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Commercial Art refers to an early iteration of graphic design, but with distinctly differing emphases and origins. The phrase was the most used of a plethora of labels applied to this illustration-based activity, including “advertising...

Wallpaper

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The practice of attaching patterned papers to walls has, for several centuries, been a ubiquitous feature of interior design. Originally a skeuomorphic alternative to tapestries and wood, wallpapers have proven remarkably resilient...

Vernacular Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Vernacular design refers loosely to works or objects created by unschooled makers operating outside and in contrast to professional design and elite cultural forms. It thus has much in common with folk, amateur, do-it-yourself (DIY...