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Von Falke, Jacob (1825–97) and Otto (1862–1942)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Jacob von Falke was an important curator, historian, and writer on the design of useful arts. In 1860, he published Das Kunstgewerbe, which included writings reflecting Henry Cole...

Carter, Matthew (1937–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Carter is a British type designer, born in London and often regarded as the most important typographer of the modern era, with a career spanning over five decades. In 1958, he completed an internship at the Dutch Enschedé printing house...

Politecnico di Torino (Turin Polytechnic) (1906–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Regio Politecnico di Torino (Royal Turin Polytechnic) was founded in 1906, but its origins are found in the Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri (Technical School for Engineers), founded in 1859, and the Museo Industriale Italiano...

Ekco (1922–73)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded by E. K. Cole in 1926, Ekco was one of Britain’s largest radio manufacturers. With a factory first at Leigh-on-Sea (1927) and later in Southend-on-Sea (1930), the company adopted the newly created and less expensive Bakelite...

Gregory, Oliver (1930–93)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A British designer who was instrumental in developing the Habitat store aesthetic associated with the chain of shops owned by Sir Terence Conran. Having served his National Service in the RAF, he took up an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker...

Blueprint UK (1983–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 1983 by Peter Murray as publisher, Deyan Sudjic as editor, and Simon Esterson as art director, Blueprint began as a small-scale, almost hobbyist, publishing venture, with the goal of providing commentary on design...

Redgrave, Richard (1804–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The painter and design reformer Richard Redgrave was born into industry, the son of the wire fence manufacturer William Redgrave. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1826, and his paintings reflect contemporary...

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...

Habitat (1964–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded by designer Terence Conran, Habitat’s first store was opened on London’s Fulham Road in 1964. Conran saw the opportunity to sell a wide range of contemporary designed as well as more traditional products at affordable prices...

Typography

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...We refer to typography as the letters or texts that are all around us; however, there is an important distinction between what typography is and what it is not. Typography is writing from a mold, which is different from handwriting...