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Albers, Josef (1888–1976)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Josef Albers was a German painter, color theorist, art and design educator, born in Bottrop, who worked in Germany and the United States. A relatively late starter when he arrived as a student at the Bauhaus aged 32, Josef Albers became...

Craft

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The origins of today’s conceptualization of Craft can be found in the mid-nineteenth century with the Arts and Crafts movement, a group of British architects, designers, makers, and theoreticians. Their ideas included a reactionary form...

Black Mountain College, North Carolina (1933–58)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...As a progressive educational institute, Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina, was led by an impressive roster of faculty, as well as fostering innovative students. This led it to be considered one of the most influential...

Porset, Clara (1895–1981)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Furniture and interior designer considered a pioneering figure of industrial design in Latin America. Born in Cuba, Porset trained in fine arts at Columbia University, New York, and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the National School...

Josef Albers

Designer Biography

...Josef Albers was a German painter, color theorist, art and design educator, born in Bottrop, who worked in Germany and the United States. A relatively late starter when he arrived as a student at the Bauhaus aged 32, Josef Albers became...

Hicks, Sheila (1934–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hicks is a American textile fiber artist, weaver, and sculptor, from Nebraska, living in Paris since 1964. At Yale, she studied painting under Josef Albers and pre-Columbian textiles with George Kubler, and was also introduced to weaver...

The Art of Borrowing

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Introduction This chapter looks at representation, focusing in particular on the role of drawing in the production and the practice of interior design. At one level this feels like a contradiction as it could be argued...

Phenomenology and the Senses in Interiors

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...These hours that with gentle work did frameThe lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell—William Shakespeare, Sonnet V The Heuristic Sketch Model As A Location For Sense Awareness The notion of atmospheric...

Skilled

Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is Head of Graduate Studies and Deputy Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is also author of The Craft Reader (Berg, 2009) and Thinking Through Craft (Berg, 2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking Through Craft

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book Chapter

...Thus far, this book has dealt with craft as a problem case within modern art history. I have presented binary situations in which art and craft have been pitched against one another, according to key terms of difference (autonomous...

Max Bill

Designer Biography

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...Swiss graphic and industrial designer, architect, painter, sculptor, writer, who worked in Zürich and Ulm, Bill studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1927 to 1928 under Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, and Wassily Kandinsky, an experience...