Design Dictionary

2008 Edition
| Editors: Michael Erlhoff, Tim Marshall


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.

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-7739-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8140-0
  • eBook Packages Architecture and Design
  • Number Of Entries 304
  • About this book

Part of the Board of International Research in Design book series (BIRD)