Bloomsbury Design Library

From Alvar Aalto to virtual reality design, and from authoritative reference information to innovative scholarly research, the Bloomsbury Design Library provides unrivalled coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. Including a fast-expanding range of full-text content and images, underpinned by a specially developed taxonomy, the Bloomsbury Design Library is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers in Visual Arts and Design.

Content highlights include:
  • The landmark, three-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design – including over 1,700 authoritative articles by leading international scholars.
  • The definitive, two-volume World History of Design - by eminent design historian Victor Margolin.
  • Over 60 eBooks in design and craft studies by leading scholars including Glenn Adamson, Tony Fry, John Heskett, Penny Sparke, Judith Attfield and Nigel Cross.
  • Coming soon: online exclusive articles from The Encyclopedia of Asian Design, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, a searchable image library, and much more.

Key tools and features include:
  • Fast, cross-searchable access to the world's largest full-text design library
  • Wide range of search, browse and filter options including: period; place; people; themes; disciplines; objects and materials; the design industry; schools, movements and styles; and content types
  • Interactive timeline enables users to browse the history of design from pre-history to the present day

Subscribers to the Bloomsbury Berg Fashion Libraryreceive an additional discount.

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