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Carwardine, George (1887–1947)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Carwardine was a British designer, known for the iconic design of the Anglepoise Lamp, first manufactured and released as the Anglepoise 1209 under license in 1934 by Herbert Terry Ltd and intended for industrial use. The year 1935...

Spanish Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The particularities of Spanish industrialization and the country’s isolation from the rest of Western Europe during much of the twentieth century have significantly affected the quality, nature, and availability of mass-produced goods...

Gaudí, Antoni (1852–1926)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A Catalan architect and designer most well known for his remarkable designs created in and around Barcelona, Gaudí was initially influenced by the work of Viollet-le-Duc and the geometry of the Gothic, and had developed a respect for crafts...

Design (1949–95)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 1949, Design magazine was the official mouthpiece of the Design Council, originally Council of Industrial Design (COID), acting as a channel for communicating the Council’s views...

Pentagram

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Internationally acclaimed graphic, product, and architectural design firm with nineteen partners working in studios in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, and Austin, Texas, Pentagram, formed in 1972, is predated...

Naylor, Gillian Erica (1931–2014)

Grace Lees-Maffei

Grace Lees-Maffei is Reader in Design History in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and is co-editor of The Design History Reader (Bloomsbury 2010) and Made in Italy (Bloomsbury 2013). She is also the editor of Writing Design (Bloomsbury 2011), Iconic Designs (Bloomsbury 2014) and Design at Home (2013). 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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...Gillian Naylor was a founding mother of design history. After graduating in Modern Languages at Somerville College, Oxford, where she attended Ernst Gombrich’s lectures in art history, Naylor briefly wrote for Who’s Who and, from 1957...

Kenneth Grange

Designer Biography

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...Grange was a true product of British post-Second World War confidence in design. Practicing under the apprenticeship of several designers involved in the Festival of Britain exhibition, he would go on to embrace design for mass production...

Kenwood

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Kenwood Company was established in Woking, England, in 1947 by Kenneth Wood, a qualified electrical and mechanical engineer and his wartime colleague Roger Laurence. Initially called Woodlau Industries, Wood renamed the company Kenwood...

Modernismo

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Modernismo, or modernisme, was the Spanish (Catalan) equivalent to the Art Nouveau style, being expressed in other parts of Europe. Catalonia and its capital, Barcelona, was the center of this brief flourishing of art design...

Girard, Alexander (1907–93)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Girard was an American textile designer, interior designer, and architect, strongly influenced by folk art. Having trained as an architect in London and Rome in the 1920s, he returned to practice in the United States in 1932. His friendship...