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Ambasz, Emilio (1943–)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Argentine-born American-based architect and industrial designer, Ambasz studied architecture at Princeton University, where he held a professorship until 1969. At 25 he earned a curatorship of design at The Museum of Modern Art (1970–6...

Ferrari-Hardoy, Jorge (1914–77)

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Ferrari-Hardoy was an Argentinean architect best known for creating, with fellow architects Juan Kurchan and Antonio Bonet, the iconic Butterfly chair (also known as Hardoy chair or BKF). Ferrari-Hardoy completed his training...

Argentinean and Uruguayan Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Professional design in Argentina and Uruguay emerged in the 1940s as a result of government-backed developmentalist (desarrollismo) policies aimed to create autonomous independent nations. Although different, Argentina and Uruguay’s modern...

Maldonado, Tomás (1922–)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. 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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...Tomás Maldonado is an industrial designer and theoretician, whose major contributions have been in developing design theory and systematizing modern design education through his teaching and writings. Maldonado was born in Buenos Aires...

Weil, Daniel (1953–)

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Daniel Weil is an Argentinean industrial designer and architect, working in London. Weil qualified as an architect at the University of Buenos Aires (1977) and moved to London to study industrial design at the Royal College of Art (RCA). He...

Laplace, Luis (1969–)

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Argentinean architect and interior designer who was born and trained in Buenos Aires, Laplace graduated from the Universidad de Belgrano in Architecture and Urbanism in 1995. After a short period working in Buenos Aires, Laplace moved...

Arauz de Pirovano, Celina (1915–2010)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Celina Arauz de Pirovano was a pioneering Argentinean interior decorator and furniture designer. Born in Buenos Aires, she trained in nursing and also as a fine artist with the painter Vicente Puig. Married to the architect and decorator...

Churba, Alberto (1932–)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Argentinean furniture, textile, and glass designer who is also a fine artist. Churba is credited with contributing to the dissemination of modern design (particularly Scandinavian) in his native country. A talented dancer and musician, he...

Latin America: Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, and Uruguay 1900–1939

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Chile The 20th century began in Chile with the nation’s commitment to parliamentary democracy. It was evident in the formation of new political parties that represented the middle class as well as those formed...

Desperately Seeking Sunlight: Le Corbusier’s Casa Curutchet and The Man Next Door

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is Head of School of Architecture and the Built Environment at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Mark is an editorial board member for Architectural Design Research and Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture. He is co-author of Moments of Resistance (2002), editor of Surface Consciousness (2003), co-editor of Intimus: Interior Design Theory Reader (2006) and editor of Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury, 2013). Recent book chapters have appeared in The Handbook of Interior Design (Bloomsbury, 2013), Performance Fashion and the Modern Interior (Bloomsbury, 2011) and Diagrams of Architecture (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and Agency : Critical Perspectives on Identities, Histories, and Practices

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Opener The 2009 Argentinian drama, The Man Next Door (El hombre de al lado), directed by Mariono Cohn and Gastón Duprat is set in Casa Curutchet, a house designed by modernist architect Le Corbusier between 1948 and 1954. While...