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Author Tindley, Annie,
Title Design, technology and communication in the British Empire, 1830-1914 / Annie Tindley, Andrew Wodehouse.
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Subject Design -- History -- 19th century.
Design -- History -- 20th century.
Technological innovations -- History -- 19th century.
Technological innovations -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: designing the empire -- Acquiring markets -- the opportunities of empire -- Defining specifications -- the requirements of empire -- Conceptual development -- the embodied empire -- Realising production -- the tools of empire -- Conclusion: an empire connected?
Summary This book is an innovative, interdisciplinary study of the nature of design as a form of communication within and across Britain and its empire in the long nineteenth century. In this period, Britain had developed from the world's first industrial nation into the 'Workshop of the World' but how were technological innovations translated and communicated across the imperial territories? How were designs turned into reality? This book explores these themes, incorporating archival case study technologies such as trains, sugar manufacture and agricultural technologies. Using a four-part framework we firstly examine the identification of innovation opportunities and how these translated to engineering specifications. The realization of conceptual designs through collaboration and their subsequent manufacture and distribution as finished products are then reviewed. Using the authors' expertise in the fields of historical and design engineering, this study contributes real-world case studies to design theory. Dr Annie Tindley is Senior lecturer in British History at the University of Newcastle, UK, specialising in modern Scottish, British and Imperial history. Dr Andrew Wodehouse is Senior lecturer in Design, Manufacturing and Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, UK, specialising in interaction design, creativity and innovative design teams.
ISBN 9781137597984 (electronic bk.)
1137597984 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-137-59798-4
OCLC # 965142379
Additional Format Print version: Tindley, Annie. Design, technology and communication in the British Empire, 1830-1914. London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] 1137597976 9781137597977 (OCoLC)959035532.