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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...

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...

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....

Adhocism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Ashbee, Charles Robert (1863–1942)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British designer, architect, entrepreneur, and social reformer, Ashbee was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. He designed for metalwork, jewelry, furniture, and textiles. Born in London, Ashbee was educated...

Calkins, Earnest (1868–1964)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Calkins was an American advertising executive who, in 1902, cofounded one of the first modern agencies—the Calkins and Holden advertising agency. He pioneered the practice of using art in advertising, the use of imaginary characters...

Albers, Anni (1899–1994)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Anni Albers was a German-American weaver and textile designer, born in Berlin, and a student at the Bauhaus weaving workshop between 1923 and 1925, studying with Gunta Stölzl. She later recalled that this was not teaching in the formal...

Arad, Ron (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Israeli-born industrial and furniture designer and architect, Arad studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts Jerusalem in 1971 before moving to London in 1973 to train at the Architectural Association (AA) under renowned architects Peter Cook...