Thursday, April 17, 2008

Design Dictionary


Here is a great resource for any design educator.

Design Dictionary: Perspectives on Design Terminology

(Board of International Research in Design) by Michael Erlhoff, Timothy Marshall, L. Bruce, and S. Lindberg (Paperback - Jan 28, 2008)
$54.95 Paperback: 472 pages

Amazon.com blurb:
This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorical foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a handbook for everyone concerned with design in career or education, who is interested in it, enjoys it, and wishes to understand it.

110 authors from Japan, Austria, England, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States, and elsewhere have written original articles for this design dictionary. Their cultural differences provide perspectives for a shared understanding of central design categories and communicating about design. The volume includes both the terms in use in current discussions, some of which are still relatively new, as well as classics of design discourse. A practical book, both scholarly and ideal for browsing and reading at leisure.

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