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Maurer, Ingo (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Maurer is a German lighting designer and producer, based in Munich. In 1966, after initially training and working briefly as a graphic designer, Maurer set up the company Design M, now Ingo Maurer, to develop, manufacture, and distribute...

Tradition

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...While “tradition” in everyday usage refers to long-established customs and associated rituals and artifacts, it is a concept with greater complexity when viewed in relation to modernity and colonialism. Eric Hobsbawm was an important...

Adhocism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Adhocism is a way of engaging with the surroundings and the objects we find on an “ad hoc” basis. This entails responding to a specific need or demand by employing the materials to hand in a creative way, in contrast to a formal planning...

Craft

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The origins of today’s conceptualization of Craft can be found in the mid-nineteenth century with the Arts and Crafts movement, a group of British architects, designers, makers, and theoreticians. Their ideas included a reactionary form...

Albers, Josef (1888–1976)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Josef Albers was a German painter, color theorist, art and design educator, born in Bottrop, who worked in Germany and the United States. A relatively late starter when he arrived as a student at the Bauhaus aged 32, Josef Albers became...

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Finnish architect and designer, mostly of furniture and glassware, Aalto was a leading figure in mid-twentieth-century modern design. His work dominated the architectural scene in Finland from the late 1920s until his death....

Yokoo, Tadanori 横尾忠則 (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Japanese graphic designer and artist Yokoo started his career as a graphic designer at the Japan Design Center in1960 and collaborated with avant-garde artists at Sogetsu Art Center. He designed stage sets for the avant-garde theater groups...

Cotswolds

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Cotswolds is a region to the northwest of London celebrated for its picturesque hilly landscape sprinkled with small towns and villages with thatched-roofed cottages. In the nineteenth century, it became a retreat for members...

Archer, Bruce (1922–2005)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British industrial designer, born in London, Archer was key in bringing together art and engineering in education to become design research, commonly known as design methods. Starting out in industry, he established his own consultancy...

Black Mountain College, North Carolina (1933–58)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As a progressive educational institute, Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina, was led by an impressive roster of faculty, as well as fostering innovative students. This led it to be considered one of the most influential...