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Yanagi, Sōetsu (Muneyoshi) (1889–1961)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sōetsu Yanagi (1889–1961) was the prime force behind the mingei (arts of the people) movement of the 1920s and 1930s. His proposition on mingei was that objects should be (1) honest to utility and healthy in form, (2) particular about...

Miyake, IssEy 三宅 一生 (1938–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Japanese fashion designer, born in Hiroshima, Miyake studied graphic design at Tama Art University; while there, he was chosen for a Soen Award. After graduating, he studied at l’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne...

Athavankar, Uday (1945–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Uday Athavankar is currently an adjunct professor at the IDC School of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. After graduating in 1966 from Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy College of Architecture, Mumbai, he spent four years working...

Casio

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Casio is a Japanese electronics company founded by a Japanese engineer Kashio Tadao in 1946. It released the world’s first compact all-electric calculator onto the market in 1957, making the company a recognized brand. This Tokyo-based...

Wabi-Sabi

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. 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

...Wabi-Sabi refers to Japanese aesthetic of things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. In part it is about the acceptance of the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. The term “wabi” refers to simplicity, being in tune...

Modern Design Museum, Seoul (2008–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Modern Design Museum is one of the first design museums in Korea. Since opening in March 2008, the Museum has exhibited historical records dedicated to Korea’s design development, featuring more than 15,000 items. The collection...

Noh, Nora (Myong-Ja) (1928–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Noh is a Korean fashion designer. She was born in Seoul in a wealthy family as Myong-Ja Noh. She moved to the United States in 1947, where she studied fashion design in Frank Wagon Technical College. Returning to Korea, Noh opened Nora...

Ahn, Sang-soo 안상수 (1952–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Korean graphic designer Ahn studied Applied Art at Hongik University in Korea, where he later became professor in the School of Graphic Design. After working at the GoldStar Design Office (currently, LG Electronic Design Research Center...

Jiang, Shou-Xiang (Kinor) 姜绶祥 (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Jiang is a Chinese textile designer, working in Hong Kong. Graduating in 1992 from the Central Academy of Art & Design (CAFA) in Beijing, China, with a Bachelor’s degree in textile design gave Jiang a second career in design. Following...

Mori, Hanae 森 英恵 (1926–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mori is a Japanese fashion designer. After her marriage in 1948, Mori studied at Sugino Dressmaking School in Tokyo. In 1951, she established her own dressmaking shop, Hiyoshi-ya, in Shinjuku. The 1950s were the heyday of Japanese cinema...