Harriet is delighted to have been appointed to join the Editorial Advisory Board of Bloomsbury Design Library, the digital resource for design and craft studies of Bloomsbury Academic. The Library, which launched in July 2017, aims to provide a comprehensive resource for students and teachers of moving image studies. The site’s General Editor is Clive Edwards, Professor Emeritus of Design at Loughborough University.
The main collection comprises eBooks published by Bloomsbury, including the major reference works Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, Victor Margolin’s World History of Design, and Encyclopedia of Asian Design. The site also includes lesson plans and bibliographic guides on key topics in the study of design and craft which are in front of the paywall and free to access; an exhibitions archive and over 100 designer pages with links to related content. There are also image collections from major international museums and galleries such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York.
Previously, Harriet acted as one of six section editors for The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, working with overall editor Professor Clive Edwards. The Encyclopedia, which forms part of the Bloomsbury Design Library, provides entries on design from 1800 to the present day, with global coverage by leading international design scholars and design historians. Harriet was responsible for commissioning all entries related to the dissemination of design ideas and methods: through museums and exhibitions, art and design schools, journals and department stores, amongst other means. She commissioned around three hundred entries from international historians (from Australia, to Japan, to India and the USA and beyond). Harriet also wrote a number of entries reflecting her particular research interests in exhibition design and design theory. Other entries in the volumes are on key topics in the history and theory of design, addressing a range of design forms including graphic, textile, furniture, metal, ceramic, fashion, stage and film, vehicle and product design, as well as national histories of design and key design movements. The Encyclopedia was chosen by Choice, the publication of the American Library Association, as one of their outstanding academic titles of 2016.