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World Design Conference Tokyo (1960)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The conference held between May 11 and May 16, 1960, was based around the theme of “Our Century: The Total Image—What Designers Can Contribute to the Human Environment of the Coming Age.” This approach was intended to focus minds...

Bayer, Herbert (1900–85)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Austrian graphic designer and typographer, and notable member of the Bauhaus, in 1919 Herbert Bayer was apprenticed under the artist Georg Schmidthammer, and in 1921, he joined the Darmstadt Artists Colony, where he was introduced...

Container Corporation of America

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Walter Paepcke, founder of the packaging company Container Corporation of America, distinguished it from its competitors through its commitment to quality design and innovative advertising. Established in 1926, the company’s progressive...

International Design Conference at Aspen (IDCA) (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The International Design Conference at Aspen was conceived in 1951 as a forum for designers and businessmen to discuss the shared interests of culture and commerce at the remote location of an old silver mining town in the Colorado Rockies....

Herbert Bayer

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...Austrian graphic designer and typographer, and notable member of the Bauhaus, in 1919 Herbert Bayer was apprenticed under the artist Georg Schmidthammer, and in 1921, he joined the Darmstadt Artists Colony, where he was introduced...

Bauhaus (1919–33)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in 1919 in Weimar Germany, the Bauhaus school was arguably the most influential design institution of the twentieth century. Founder and first Rector, architect Walter Gropius, created a design school that bridged the gap between...