Jung Ha-Brookshire, author of Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry, wins 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

27 Mar

Jung Ha-Brookshire, Associate Professor of Textile and Apparel Management at the University of Missouri was recently awarded the 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, a highly esteemed award for instructors.

Ha-Brookshire’s book, Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry, dives into the global nature of the textile industry. Today, over 95% of textile and apparel products are globally sourced, making sourcing one of the most important business functions in the industry. Ha-Brookshire’s book examines the crucial function of sourcing in the textile and apparel industries, providing practical insight in to both how and why global sourcing decisions with an emphasis on stability.

Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry is sure to be an essential text for all students in fashion and interior design studying textiles and sourcing. Jung Ha-Brookshire’s receipt of the 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence speaks further to this point and promises instructors an essential classroom tool.

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Read more about Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry here.

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Valerie Steele discusses Fashion Photography Archive and the early years of contemporary fashion

19 Jan

Dr. Valerie Steele is Chief Curator and Editor-in-Chief of the Fashion Photography Archive. She is an internationally renowned scholar and Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Watch her introduce the Fashion Photography Archive and discuss the significance of the era covering the 1970s through 2000 along with the unique experience Fashion Photography Archive gives users. The archive gives exclusive access to the history of key designers such as McQueen, Westwood and Chalayan.

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The video is courtesy of Fashion Photography Archive. Access photographer Niall McInerney’s work of runway backstage and street style images from the 1970s – 2000s alongside hundreds of exclusive articles by expert scholars. Fashion Photography Archive is a fully searchable and meticulously indexed digital resource that provides unique access to the fashion industry in an era prior to the rise of digital photography and includes hundreds of thousands of rare and never-before-seen images. Covering an era of explosive growth and spectacular shows, the resource takes you on a journey that allows you to see the evolution of the industry through some of its most iconic moments. It is available for libraries.

For more information, visit Fashion Photography Archive at  www.fashionphotographyarchive.com

Newly published: editions to some of our favorite texts in fashion and interior design

12 Jan

Apparel Production TP 280
Apparel Production Terms and Processes + STUDIO defines materials and terms relating to the mass production of raw materials, design and product development, garment details and component parts, fit, patternmaking, pre-production operations, assembly, production and manufacturing, labeling regulations, testing and quality control, inspection, finishing and packaging. In this revised edition, parts have been introduced to clarify the relationships between each step in the production process and chapters have been reorganized to better follow the flow of the supply chain. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction followed by terms that are listed alphabetically and grouped according to subject by use or application.

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fabric for the designed interior 280

Fabric for the Designed Interior, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for students and professionals, addressing both residential and commercial interiors. The book begins by placing fabric in a historic context, examining its connection to the growth of civilization. Later chapters take a practical approach to provide readers with the tools they need for successfully specifying fabric, dealing with environmental and safety concerns, understanding fabric and carpet-care issues, working with bids and contracts, and learning strategies for navigating showrooms and fabricating facilities. Leading designers, fabric manufacturers, and suppliers weigh in with their experiences, giving readers a clear idea of real-world expectations. This new edition is updated with expanded coverage on sustainable fabrics, more robust and clear instructions on costing, an appendix of historic and decorative architectural styles, and a revised art program featuring contemporary styles.

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Fundamentals of Lighting, 3rd Edition, takes an integrated approach to the study of lighting and design. Topics include lighting system basics, lighting and the design process, human factors, sustainability, global issues, regulations, business practices, and the LEED building certification program.

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Peter Fine blogs about the creative process of writing Sustainable Graphic Design

19 Dec

I began writing Sustainable Graphic Design: Principles and Practice as a way to develop how to teach sustainable design. It is really a case study of that process, but far less messy. I think you’ll find it is written to both you, the instructor, and your students. I wanted to write something that would speak to the designer in instructors, include myself, and the curiosity we all bring to class as lifelong students. I also wanted to make sustainability a little bit easier for others to absorb and teach to graphic designers in a big ‘design umbrella’ way. I tried a number of approaches to teaching the subject with only my own training in the field and at school, and found that in a very real sense ‘sustainable design’ is just simply ‘design’.

The first chapter, Messages, was based on graphic design teaching in the traditional sense of engaging with ideas as type and image in print and on a page. It is about the love of ideas that all designers share, and the experience of connecting people through our ideas made visible.

9780857850638-spread-1Chapter Two, on process, is a study of how designers make work and what they discover in and through making. This includes how they reimagine the forms, methods and tools that most people overlook. Ultimately it is about how we reinvent ourselves through the ways we create.

Chapter Three covers packaging and began as a way to challenge students to improve craft and material specification from a better conceptual footing. It is about not just the things packages hold and the ideas they carry, but their potential to leave us with a tremendous ecological burden.

In Chapter Four I look at space, asking how graphic design can bridge the natural and built environments in ways that call attention to the limits of each. It offers a view of the potential of graphic design to move beyond the classroom, page or the screen.

9780857850638-spread-2Chapter Five covers Social Design and its key role in working with and for communities on any sustainable project. The role of the designer outside of the four walls of the classroom or studio is the focus. Besides the boundaries of walls the borders of countries, language and economics are redrawn. The designer’s ability to empathize and utilize design for good are emphasized over the designer’s expertise.

9780857850638-spread-3The final chapter considers design education as an ethical response to unsustainable practices, not just in ecological terms, but also in how design is taught within institutions and how it can be reimagined at a scale compatible with human values and needs.

The case studies that feature throughout these chapters offer proofs of how to go about retooling design process and practice. In each case, the designers were themselves struggling to come to terms with their own impacts on the environment. Overall, we’re shown that there isn’t a single methodology for sustainable design, but an ethos of design that is at its base optimistic, aspirational and always looking forward. Crucially, the case studies were chosen for their repeated success and potential for reproducibility and potential adaptability. Practically speaking, the case studies show how to reconsider basic aspects of designing such as specing materials, negotiating a complex problem, working with collaborators, and gathering information. Ultimately, they are intended to renew our faith in our own ability to deal with complexity, and help us to understand how graphic design mediates and therefore influences most of our designed experiences.

You can order an exam copy of  Sustainable Graphic Design here

Bloomsbury Fashion Central’s Award-Winning Year!

13 Dec

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Bloomsbury Fashion Central, the leading hub for fashion research that includes Berg Fashion Library, Fairchild Books textbooks +STUDIO and the new Fashion Photography Archive, is already winning awards in its first year of launch. We are delighted to announce the following:

Bloomsbury Fashion Central has been awarded Platform of the Year in the Reference/Education category at The Bookseller FutureBook Awards! Judge George Burgess said of the Bloomsbury win:

“We were really impressed with the breadth of Bloomsbury’s fashion resources, in particular the various media types that ranged from videos to quizzes and flashcards. The user experience was impressive for an educational product, and it has been well thought out from both the student and the instructor’s perspective.”

The redesigned Berg Fashion Library site has been named Most Improved Product from The Charleston Advisor “Best and Worst” Readers’ Choice Awards. The Charleston Report notes:

“Since moving to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, the new Berg Fashion Library is getting rave reviews from librarians and users. It has a cleaner interface and is much more navigable. The service has integrated text and image content on fashion and dress around the world, from the past to the present.”

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Bloomsbury Illustration Week: Derek Brazell meets illustrators Grand People

9 Dec

Bloomsbury Illustration Week

Today on Illustration Week: Derek Brazell meets the Grandpeople Collective for his research for Making Great Illustration. You can purchase this book and more in our on-going Illustration Week sale.

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Illustration Week: Derek Brazell interviews illustrator Ronald Searle

8 Dec

Making Great Illustration

Today on Illustration Week: Derek Brazell interviews the late Ronald Searle for Making Great Illustration. You can purchase this book and more in our on-going Illustration Week sale.

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Illustration Week: Jo Davies meets illustrator collective Hvass & Hannibal

3 Dec

Making Great Illustration

Today on Illustration Week: Jo Davies interviews the Danish collective Hvass & Hannibal for her research for Making Great Illustration. You can purchase this book and more in our on-going Illustration Week sale.

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Illustration Week: Creative collaborations for illustrators in alternative art spaces

2 Dec

Illustration Week: Thinking Visually for Illustrators

Today on Illustration Week: Mark Wigan, author of Thinking Visually for Illustrators and more, writes about his experience working on creative collaborations in alternative art spaces. You can purchase his books and more titles on illustration in our on-going Illustration Week sale.

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Illustration Week: Jo Davies meets illustrator Kitty Crowther

21 Nov

Bloomsbury Illustration Week

We’re spending a week celebrating the art of illustration! Stay tuned for exclusive interviews and excerpts from some of our favorite authors and books. And that’s not all – we’re also offering a sale on every book we’re featuring.

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We’re kicking off Illustration Week with a report from Jo Davis on her interview with Kitty Crowther, written while she was compiling her research for Making Great Illustration.

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