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Czech Cubism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Czech Cubism was a Prague-based avant-garde movement that emerged around 1910 as a reaction against Art Nouveau and the rationalism of Otto Wagner’s Czech students by espousing the ideas of Picasso and Braque. It was unique...

Braun

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Braun is a German electrical goods manufacturer with a worldwide reputation for its functional and aesthetically simple product design. It has implemented a corporate design identity that unifies technological concept, product design...

Liebes, Dorothy (1899–1972)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Weaver and textile designer from north California, who worked in San Francisco during the 1930s, moving to New York in 1948, Liebes was modernist in her outlook, influenced by the Bauhaus, and saw herself freed from the design and material...

Weingart, Wolfgang (1941–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Wolfgang Weingart is a German typographer and design educator, who worked in Basel. Wolfgang Weingart’s typography of the late 1960s and 1970s marks a key early reference point in the development of postmodern graphic design. He developed...

California New Wave

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...California New Wave Graphics is often considered the onset of postmodernism in graphic design. Its origins can in part be traced to 1963, when the self-taught German typesetter Wolfgang Weingart arrived in Basel, Switzerland, to teach...

Larsen, Jack Lenor (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...American textile designer and weaver, originally from Seattle, Larsen spent his early career in Los Angeles teaching weaving, influenced by the work of Dorothy Liebes and the Bauhaus weavers. He moved to New York in 1952 to create...

Marcel Wanders

Designer Biography

...Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer, and art director of Moooi studio in Amsterdam, which designs architectural, interior, and industrial projects. Wanders is considered one of the most original designers working today, known for his quirky...

Steelcase Strafor

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in 1912, as the Metal Office Furniture Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the company specialized in manufacturing furniture, including filing cabinets and safes, from sheet metal. In 1915, they marketed the first fireproof steel...

The Evolution of Workspace Design: From the Machine to the Network

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...All branches of interior design are shaped to an extent by their social, economic, and political histories. But there can be few areas of specialist practice so decisively molded by the powerful circumstances of their origins than modern...

Wagenfeld, Wilhelm (1900–1990)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Wilhelm Wagenfeld was a German industrial designer, writer, and educator of the Modern Movement. Wagenfeld was one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, due to the broad scope and effectiveness of his professional...