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Design Dictionary

Perspectives on Design Terminology

Edited by: Michael Erlhoff and Timothy Marshall

On the international language of design

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.
110authors 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.

  • Covers and defines some 270 terms
  • Lively and informative, conceived for a broad audience
  • With bibliographic references

Author Information

Michael Erlhoff, Prof. em., until 2012 at Köln International School of Design, Cologne; Timothy Marshall, The New School, New York.

Audience: Professional/Practitioner