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Eco, Umberto (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian semiotician and novelist who has been prominent across intellectual fields since the 1950s, Eco’s writing about semiotics, including A Theory of Semiotics (1979), has popularized the discipline and broadened its application. Eco...

Lefebvre, Henri (1901–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Neo-Marxist philosopher, urban theorist, and sociologist born in France, Lefebvre studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and joined the French Communist Party before becoming a professor of sociology at the University...

Cole, Henry (1808–82)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Museum director, civil servant, and design reformer from Bath, England, Cole was the founding director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and played a leading role in organizing the Great Exhibition of 1851.Cole was a civil servant...

Banham, (Peter) Reyner (1922–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British writer and thinker on design, architecture, and popular culture from the mid-1950s to the late 1980s Banham authored a dozen monographs that presented a revisionist interpretation of modernism and reassessed the relationship between...

Freud, Sigmund (1856–1939)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Freud is the Austrian theorist whose ideas about man’s psychology and theories of the human psyche created the discipline of psychoanalysis as a structural model of personality and thus revolutionized Western readings of human...

Dilnot, Clive

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Professor of Design Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, and the New School of Design in New York since 2002, Dilnot was educated as a fine artist and then undertook an MA at Leeds University in social...

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A leading art critic, writer, and social commentator of the nineteenth century, Ruskin was one of the most prominent voices of this era on matters of art criticism and on the consequences of industrial manufacture for design.Ruskin’s early...

Veblen, Thorstein (1857–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Thorstein Veblen was an American sociologist, economist, and pioneering social theorist, who is best known for coining the notion of “conspicuous consumption” and critiquing the consumptive practices of the leisure classes...

Papanek, Victor (1923–98)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Designer, educator, and author, Papanek was among the first who called for designers to be more socially and environmentally aware. Born in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to the United States in 1939, where he remained for the rest of his...