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...Mies van der Rohe was an influential architect and designer who dominated much of the twentieth century and is often known purely as “Mies.” Born in Aachen Germany, Mies served his apprenticeship in the studios of furniture maker/designer...

Avant-garde

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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...Illustrations by Dan Brereton In French, this term means ‘vanguard’, or ‘advance guard’ – a term applied to art that challenges the accepted status quo, commercial values and conventions. This was seen as a key trait...

Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880–1918)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Guillaume Apollinaire was born Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzsky in Rome on August 26, 1880, to a Polish noblewoman Angélique Alexandrine Kostrowitzky and an unknown father. Raised in the south of France, he eventually moved to Paris...

Surrealism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...An early twentieth century avant-garde movement in art and literature. Popularised by Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, surrealism sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind by, for example, the irrational juxtaposition...

Avant Garde

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...An artistic work that pushes the established limits of what is considered acceptable. Avant garde works often have revolutionary, cultural, or political connotations.This page is set in Avant Garde, a font based on the logo designed...

Art and Literature of the Avant-Gardes 1897–1918

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 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Early in the 19th century, the term “avant-garde,” which originally described the position of an army on the battlefield, came to characterize the arts as well. In 1845, a Frenchman, Gabriel Désiré Laverdant, wrote...

Dada

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Dada refers to a loosely affiliated and brief-lived artistic movement (c.1916–23) whose foundational ideas would, nevertheless, resonate with radical artists throughout the twentieth century. Dada was one of several avant-garde movements...

Design Quarterly (1946–97)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1946, when the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis opened its Everyday Art Gallery, the first instance in the United States of a permanent gallery devoted to modern utilitarian objects, it also began publication...

Asia: Japan, its Colonies, and its Territories 1900–1937

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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...Introduction Japan began its rise as a major economic and military power in Asia during the course of the Meiji era, which lasted from 1868 to the death of the Meiji emperor in 1912. During this period, the country embarked...

De Stijl Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...De Stijl (The Style) was a Dutch avant-garde movement founded by Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian. It was focused around the art journal bearing the same name, first published in 1917. The movement rebelled against the subjectivity...