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Harley Earl

Designer Biography

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...American transport designer and business executive born in Los Angeles, California, Earl was a key figure in developing the role of the designer within the automotive industry, introducing the idea of prototyping using clay models...

Walter Gropius

Designer Biography

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...One of twentieth century’s most influential architects and design educators, Gropius studied architecture in Munich from 1903 and moved to Berlin in 1905, working in the office of the architect and designer Peter Behrens from 1908. In 1910,...

Ferdinand Porsche

Designer Biography

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...Porsche was an Austrian self-taught mechanical engineer specializing in vehicle design, although most famous for his work in the automotive industry. Beginning hiscareer working for Jakob Lohner & Co. in Vienna where he made coaches...

Raymond Loewy

Designer Biography

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...French-born American industrial designer, graphic artist, and architect, who became one of the first designers to achieve celebrity status through his public relations exercises and the sheer breadth and volume of his design work. Loewy...

Breer, Carl (1883–1970)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Breer was an American automotive engineer and designer who is credited with having made a significant contribution to automobile design and to the Chrysler Corporation. Born in Los Angeles to German immigrant parents, his interest...

Sacco, Bruno (1933–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Italian automobile designer, Sacco, born in Udine, was the head of design at Daimler-Benz—now known as Mercedes-Benz—for the last quarter of the twentieth century. Having studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Turin...

Honda Motor Company

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Honda Motor Company is a Japanese automotive, motorbike, and motor manufacturer founded in 1946 by Soichiro Honda (1906–91). Originally known as the Honda Technology Research Institute, Honda is today recognized as integrating technological...

Moskvitch

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Moskvitch is a Russian brand of automobile produced by the Moscow-based manufacturer AZLK (itself established in 1930). It began production in 1946 on the assembly line of the Opel Kadett requisitioned from Germany as a war reparation...

Benz, Karl (1844–1927) and Bertha (1847–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...German automobile inventors and manufacturers of the first commercial motor vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine, and founders of Benz & Company Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik, commonly known as Benz & Cie, later part...

Designing Ethics in Large-scale Socio-technical Systems

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book Chapter

...Introduction: Designing Ethics? In what ways are design and ethics connected? Philosopher Glenn Parsons outlines three major ways.Glenn Parsons, The Philosophy of Design (Malden: Polity Press, 2016). Firstly, ethics exists in the form...