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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

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Archer, Bruce (1922–2005)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Ashbee, Charles Robert (1863–1942)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...