Diversity in Design: Perspective from the NonWestern World

Diversity in Design: Perspective from the NonWestern World

by Vibhavari Jani
     
 

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Diversity in Design: Perspectives from the non-Western World addresses the need for a text that encourages evaluation, appreciation, and comparison amongst diverse cultures by incorporating real-world non-Western design traditions into Western context. Each chapter represents a selected non-Western country written by native and resident experts

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Diversity in Design: Perspectives from the non-Western World addresses the need for a text that encourages evaluation, appreciation, and comparison amongst diverse cultures by incorporating real-world non-Western design traditions into Western context. Each chapter represents a selected non-Western country written by native and resident experts and offers insight into that country's culture, highlighting the ways in which social and physical influences have affected the development of architecture and design. Contributors native to the featured countries offer insight into design philosophies, theories, principles and elements, symbolism, colors, patterns, and textiles from their regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563677557
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/15/2011
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Vibhavari Jani, IDEC, is chair of the Interior Design program and assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Louisiana Tech University and holds the Cunningham Endowed Professorship in Interior Design. She has published and presented numerous research papers.

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