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Renaissance Revival

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A revived interest in the Italian Renaissance began exciting collectors and scholars in the early nineteenth century. The archaeological discoveries in Greece, Italy, and Egypt drove the inspiration of designers and architects, while...

London Transport Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In the second half of the nineteenth century, London grew to be the largest city in the world and the capital of the British Empire. With the separation of work, home, and leisure and the growth of the suburbs, new transportation...

Pick, Frank (1878–1941)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Frank Pick was a British design manager born in Lincolnshire and educated at the University of London. Pick initially worked for the North Eastern Railway. He is best known for his role as the vice chairman of the London Passenger Transport...

Hansen, Fritz (1872–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Fritz Hansen is a furniture producer established in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1872 by the master carpenter Fritz Hansen, owned and run by the Hansen family until it was sold to Scandinavian Holding in 1979. In the 1920s and 1930s, the company...

Beck, Henry Charles (Harry) (1902–74)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...London Underground diagram designer, Harry Beck was born and worked in London, England. He was an unemployed engineering draughtsman when he first made sketches of a new London Underground map, in 1931—which is more precisely a diagram...

Wegner, Hans Jørgensen (1914–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a Danish furniture designer and cabinetmaker, world renowned for his chair designs. Wegner graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1938 and later worked in the studios of Arne Jacobsen, Erik...

Ornament

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ornament is a term that is broadly applied to the exterior of things, its final decoration. As such, it is often regarded as an “add on,” associated with surface rather than structure, and with fluctuating fashions rather than...

Analysis: product design and art

Dean Bruton

Dean Bruton is an artist and academic who has taught digital art and design at several universities in Australia. He is author of Recollections: The Contemporary Art Society of South Australia 1943-86 Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Antony Radford

Antony Radford has taught and researched digital, architectural and urban design at several Australian universities. He is co-author of CADD Made Easy, Knowledge-Based Design Systems, Understanding Sustainable Architecture, and Design by Optimization in Architecture, Building and Construction. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital design : A critical introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...In this chapter we turn our attention to analysing how, given a body of existing creative work, we can make a credible explanation of the vocabularies and rules that might underlie that work. How do rules and contingency interplay...

Hegelian Reading: Designing Community in the SAS Royal Hotel

Mark Mussari

Mark Mussari is an independent scholar, freelance writer, translator and consultant, based in Arizona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danish Modern : Between Art and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Aage Strüwing’s black and white photograph captures an attractive blonde woman – her hair pulled up à la Inger Stevens in The Farmer’s Daughter – standing in a tailored suit, holding a drink in an elegantly curved glass, and smoking...

Contemporary Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The 1951 Festival of Britain, which was held halfway between the two New York World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964, constituted a cultural barometer of modern design at mid-century that came to be known as Contemporary Style (also Mid-Century...