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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...

Maldonado, Tomás (1922–)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. 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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...Tomás Maldonado is an industrial designer and theoretician, whose major contributions have been in developing design theory and systematizing modern design education through his teaching and writings. Maldonado was born in Buenos Aires...

World Design Conference Tokyo (1960)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The conference held between May 11 and May 16, 1960, was based around the theme of “Our Century: The Total Image—What Designers Can Contribute to the Human Environment of the Coming Age.” This approach was intended to focus minds...

Bey, Jurgen (1965–)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. 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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...Dutch furniture and critical designer, Bey studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven from 1984 to 1989. His work includes product, furniture, interior, and public space design, and is produced either by his studio or by companies...

Swiss Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Although somewhat blighted by a throwaway remark about cuckoo clocks and chocolate in the 1949 film The Third Man, Switzerland is a country which has made a considerable contribution to design over the past 200 years. Ethnically...

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...