The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design
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Multiple copy pack Published: 05/11/2015
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2016 The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design provides a comprehensive guide to design, with entries on key topics in the history and theory of design, addressing a range of design forms including graphic, textile, furniture, metal, ceramic, fashion, stage and film, vehicle and product design, as well as national histories of design and key design movements. The Encyclopedia provides up-to-date peer reviewed coverage of the last 250 years of design history, with global coverage by leading international design scholars and design historians. Complete with a comprehensive index and full cross referencing, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design is the definitive guide to Design.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472521576
Weight: 3720 g
Dimensions: 272 x 216 x 277 mm


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Simply for its vast range of design subjects, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design is difficult to beat. * Reference Reviews *
From traditional crafts to digital gaming, the collection offers a rich and solid content embracing the complexity and diversity of the field of design. * ICON *
Bringing together the disparate elements that make up the ever-expanding definition of design, this three volume encyclopedia offers an integrated view of design, past and present. Editor Edwards notes in his introduction that "an encyclopedia of design cannot only be a biographical lexicon of named designers or styles" but instead must also consider them through such lenses as aesthetics, politics, and sustainability. ... Comprehensive, integrative, and (as befitting its subject) elegantly presented, this work is recommended for college and university libraries, especially those that support programs in design and its related disciplines. * Booklist *
In reading over the subject entries - there are almost 1800 - the emphasis on contemporary movements and theory is palpable, and stands out as a worthy facet setting the three-volume set apart from more object-based predecessors ... results in an engaging cohesion with contemporary topics like Speculative Design, Cultural Relativism/Cultural Difference, Nonintentional Design, Design for Sustainability, Source Reduction, and User Experience Design ... an appropriate acquisition for most libraries that support design fields, especially on the strength of its recontextualized scholarly content. * ARLIS/NA Reviews *
A new three-volume set that looks at the world of design from a broad mulitdisciplinary perspective. As such, it is more than a collection of entries covering key designers and styles... The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design does the reader a real service. It uses a broad definition of design that allows for an enriched vision of design and its various influences. It provides students, scholars, professionals and interested lay readers a handy ready reference source that should address the vast majority of their questions while expanding their perspectives. It should be a welcome addition to a number of academic library collections as well as to larger public libraries where there is strong interest. * Against the Grain *
From Aalto and Action Research to Zanussi and Hermann Zapf, the Bloomsbury Encylopedia of Design sets a wide cultural frame for the key influences on design. It offers more than the usual collection of key designers, producers and styles - it makes a real effort to capture the ideologies, processes and practices that underpin a discipline that has never been more important nor harder to define. * Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK *
Ground breaking in its truly encylopedic scoping of 150 years of design, the Bloomsbury Encylopedia of Design draws on international scholarship to present an innovative, intellectual and geographic re-mapping of design, as a global practice, that gives serious consideration to non-English speaking and postcolonial nations. As an invaluable reference set it will undoubtedly influence future thinking. * Dr Denise Whitehouse, Senior Lecturer, Swinburne University School of Design, Victoria, Australia *
This is an Encyclopedia of design for our times. It provides current perspectives on what is most significant for design in the twenty first century, including its ideas, languages, people, places, things, and channels of communication. It will be valuable resource for students, scholars and those simply interested in design. * Prof Hazel Clark, Research Chair, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA *
From traditional crafts to digital gaming, the collection offers a rich and solid content embracing the complexity and diversity of the field of design. * ICON *

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