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Anti-design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Anti-design was a subversive response to modernist ideas of “good design” that originated in Italy in the mid-1960s and lasted until around 1980. The campaign turned design on its head by subverting objects and how they looked to make...

Nonintentional Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Coined by Uta Brandes (1949–) and Michael Erlhoff (1946–), nonintentional design (NID) describes the use of designed objects for purposes other than those for which they were originally intended. This would include the use of a chair...

Brody, Neville (1957–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Brody is a British graphic designer, typographer, brand strategist, and art director, educated at London College of Printing. He is the founder of Research Studios in 1994 (with studios in London, Paris, Berlin, and Barcelona...

Functioning Forms/Anti-Design

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Design was conceived of as a revolutionary way of transforming life. These days, design has become the exact opposite: a fetish of modern consumer society. Design’s only contemporary purpose is to create new things out of nothing...

Interrogative Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Interrogative design combines critique with social activism, as seen in the work of the Interrogative Design Group, Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, Boston. Under the directorship of artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, the group’s explicit...

Pop Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Pop design emerged in the later 1940s and 1950s on both sides of the Atlantic, highlighting connections among fine arts, popular culture, and functional objects. Reyner Banham, author and proclaimed leader of the London Independents Group...

Alessandro Mendini

Designer Biography

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...An Italian designer, architect, and editor working for the Milan-based Nizzoli practice until 1970, Mendini played a decisive role in the spreading of the ideas of new Italian design avant-gardes of the 1970s and 1980s. First as editor...

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Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...On July 14, 2016, Viv Albertine—of the legendary, all-woman band The Slits—arrived at the British Library to speak as part of its Punk 1976–78 exhibition. The library had been collecting material from the British punk movement since...

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Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...This chapter charts a history of critical design practice. It shows that contrary to the popular understanding of critical design, critical design practice is not a new or emerging field, but is part of a long and diverse trajectory...

Victor Papanek

Designer Biography

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...Designer, educator, and author, Papanek was among the first who called for designers to be more socially and environmentally aware. Born in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to the United States in 1939, where he remained for the rest of his...