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Gute Form

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The German Gute Form (Good Form) in industrial design follows in the tradition of the pursuit of quality in the early German Werkbund. But, in the modern sense, the term Gute Form was coined by the former Bauhaus student and future director...

Aicher, Otl (1922–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Aicher was a German graphic and type designer who was born in Ulm-Söflingen, and worked in Ulm, Munich, and Allgäu. Profoundly affected by the impact of growing up in Germany under the politically and culturally oppressive rule...

Cranbrook Academy of Art (1925–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...George Gough Booth and his wife Elaine Scripps Booth founded the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1925 as a school for boys (later an adjacent girls’ school), and they quickly joined forces with Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen not only...

Straub, Marianne (1909–94)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British textile artist, born in Switzerland, Straub studied weaving at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich from 1928 to 1931, where she was passionate about hand-weaving. Determined to master her craft, in 1933, Straub moved to the textile...

Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (1953–68)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (HfG) (The Ulm School of Design) was a German design school established in 1953 by Inge Aicher-Scholl, the younger sister of Nazi resistance leaders Hans and Sophie Scholl, together with Swiss designer Max...

Royal College of Art, London (1837–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 1837 as the Government School of Design in Somerset House, London, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the only British institution to exclusively offer art and design education at postgraduate level. Recommendations...

Behrens, Peter (1869–1940)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...One of the founding members of the Deutscher Werkbund, German architect and designer Behrens is considered to be the first industrial designer, who worked as the artistic advisor for German electrical manufacturer Allgemeine...

Gute Form Traveling Exhibition 1951

Jeremy Aynsley

Jeremy Aynsley is Professor of History of Design at the Royal College of Art, London and author of Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945 and Designing Modern Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The designer Max Bill promoted the concept of die gute Form particularly in Switzerland and Germany in the 1950s. The concept, best translated as “Good Design,” stood for an approach that was intended to be functional...

Design Research Unit

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Art critic Herbert Read, businessman Marcus Brumwell, and designers Misha Black and Milner Gray founded the Design Research Unit (DRU) in 1943. Often seen as the British design establishment’s flagship, their approach was planned to ensure...

Bayer, Herbert (1900–85)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Austrian graphic designer and typographer, and notable member of the Bauhaus, in 1919 Herbert Bayer was apprenticed under the artist Georg Schmidthammer, and in 1921, he joined the Darmstadt Artists Colony, where he was introduced...