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Bloomsbury Design Library

Bloomsbury Design Library is comprehensive online library offering coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It combines carefully curated text and reference eBooks and image content of the highest quality with an intuitive taxonomy for research and discovery. It is the ideal choice to enhance teaching, learning and research in the field of Visual Arts and Design at your institution.

What will I find in Bloomsbury Design Library?

  • Authoritative reference works including Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design - featuring over 1,700 authoritative articles by leading international scholars; and World History of Design - written by eminent design historian, Victor Margolin. It also includes Encyclopedia of Asian Design.
  • Over 89 eBooks in design and craft studies by leading scholars including Glenn Adamson, Tony Fry, John Heskett, Penny Sparke, Judith Attfield and Nigel Cross
  • More than 100 Designer Pages providing essential details and links to further reading about key figures including Ettore Sottsass, Walter Gropius, William Morris, Charles Eames, and Ray Kaiser Eames
  • An interactive timeline provides a richly illustrated overview of global design and crafts history from 1500 BCE to the present day, accompanied by contextual information and click-through links to related content
  • Explore the global history of design and crafts from pre-history to the present day through peer-reviewed reference works and cutting-edge academic research
  • Discover more about influential designers, schools, places and periods with numerous paths to navigate the site seamlessly
  • Understand the history of design in its social, political and economic context through an illustrated interactive timeline

To access this Library, please visit Bloomsbury Design Library
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