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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...

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...

Organic Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Organic Design refers to both an aesthetic style and a design movement, which draw on nature for their process and contextualization within a natural setting. Rounded and expressive forms, asymmetrical lines, free-flowing curves, linear...

Josef Hoffmann

Designer Biography

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...Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect and designer born in Brtnice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) in 1870. A pupil of Otto Wagner, Hoffmann became a founding member of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and a professor at the Vienna...

Otto Wagner

Designer Biography

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...Otto Wagner was an Austrian architect and designer. Otto Wagner first studied architecture in Berlin and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna between 1861 and 1863. In 1864, he established his own design practice. His early work...