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Tradition

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...While “tradition” in everyday usage refers to long-established customs and associated rituals and artifacts, it is a concept with greater complexity when viewed in relation to modernity and colonialism. Eric Hobsbawm was an important...

Yokoo, Tadanori 横尾忠則 (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Japanese graphic designer and artist Yokoo started his career as a graphic designer at the Japan Design Center in1960 and collaborated with avant-garde artists at Sogetsu Art Center. He designed stage sets for the avant-garde theater groups...

Aalto, Alvar (1898–1976)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Finnish architect and designer, mostly of furniture and glassware, Aalto was a leading figure in mid-twentieth-century modern design. His work dominated the architectural scene in Finland from the late 1920s until his death....

Hälsingborg (H55), 1955

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hälsingborg (H55) was an international exhibition of architecture, housing, interiors, and design in Sweden, celebrating the new consumer society and a belief in the future. It symbolized the fruits of the welfare state and the new...

Artek

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Artek is a Finnish design firm founded in 1935 by the husband-and-wife duo Alvar and Aino Aalto, both architects and designers, along with visual arts promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl. The name of the furniture...

Marsio-Aalto, Aino (1894–1949)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. 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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...Finnish architect and designer, Marsio-Aalto qualified as an architect from the Helsinki Technical University in 1920. Her collaboration with Alvar Aalto began when she joined his office in 1923 and they were married in 1924. Marsio-Aalto’s...

IITTALA

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Finnish company iittala was founded as a glassworks in 1881 and then developed into a worldwide brand specializing in tableware and cookware. The company expanded into products made from ceramics and metal but remained committed...

Strengell, Marianne (1909–98)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Finnish-born textile designer and educator, active in Finland and the United States, Strengell was the daughter of architect Gustaf Strengell and interior designer and textile entrepreneur Anna Strengell, which gave her a solid background...

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1865–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the oldest architecture school in the United States, having been founded in 1865. The School of Architecture went on to become one of the forerunners...

Alvar Aalto

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...Finnish architect and designer, mostly of furniture and glassware, Aalto was a leading figure in mid-twentieth century modern design. His work dominated the architectural scene in Finland from the late 1920s until his death....