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Introducing Bloomsbury Design Library: Supporting teachers and students of design and visual arts

Bloomsbury Digital Resources is delighted to introduce Bloomsbury Design Library. This comprehensive online resource offers unrivalled scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide, from 1500 BCE to the present day.

It combines fully-searchable access to authoritative reference works, books, museum images, designer pages, and research and learning tools. It is the ideal choice to support teachers and students of design, craft studies and related visual arts.

What’s included?

Definitive reference works including:

  1. Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design
  2. Victor Margolin’s World History of Design
  3. Online-exclusive articles from the Encyclopedia of Asian Design
  • More than 75 eBooks in design and craft studies by leading scholars including Glenn Adamson, Tony Fry, John Heskett, and Penny Sparke
  • Museum image collections and exhibition archives from prestigious partners, featuring a range of helpful metadata, alongside related images and documents
  • 1000+ object images from the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and exhibitions from Designmuseum Danmark, including The Danish Chair and Learning from Japan
  • Over 100 Designer Pages providing essential details and links to further reading about key figures including Ettore Sottsass, William Morris, Charles and Ray Kaiser Eames
  • Exclusive, specially-commissioned lesson plans and bibliographic guides help users to navigate key content, with inspiration to bolster course teaching and thematic guides that provide an introductory overview of core readings on a particular topic

  • An interactive timeline offering an illustrated overview of global design history, to enhance contextual understanding

Interested in finding out more?

Bloomsbury Design Library is available for 30-day free trials, and can be purchased by libraries on a subscription or perpetual access basis. Please email if you would like to register interest in a trial, or if you have any questions about the product.

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