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AEG (Allgemeines Elektricitäts Gesellschaft)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Emil Rathenau (1838–1915) founded Allgemeines Elektricitäts Gesellschaft (AEG) (German Electrical Appliance Company) in Berlin in 1883 under the name Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte Elektrizität (DEG), having obtained patents...

Behrens, Peter (1869–1940)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...One of the founding members of the Deutscher Werkbund, German architect and designer Behrens is considered to be the first industrial designer, who worked as the artistic advisor for German electrical manufacturer Allgemeine...

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig (1886–1969)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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,...

Munich Secession

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A group of Munich-based artists designated themselves as Secessionists in the late nineteenth century. On April 4, 1892, ninety-six artists seceded from the Munich Künstlergenossenschaft (Artists’ Cooperative) and founded a new group...

Peter Behrens

Designer Biography

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...One of the founding members of the Deutscher Werkbund, German architect and designer Behrens is considered to be the first industrial designer, who worked as the artistic advisor for German electrical manufacturer Allgemeine...
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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...

Art and Technology

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 1 : Design Reform, Modernism, and Modernization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Lecture delivered at the 18. Jahresversammlung des Verbandes Deutscher Elektrotechniker, Braunschweig, May 26, 1910 Even when compared with the outstanding eras of the past, the products of the human creative urge in our own age...

Visual Style

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 4 : Development, Globalization, Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...On 1 October 1907 Peter Behrens, architect and designer, took up the post of ‘artistic adviser’ to the giant AEG company in Berlin. He became responsible for the design of buildings, products and publicity material. Over the next few years,...

WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The history of WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik AG, Geislingen, Germany) began with the founding of the metalwork factory Straub & Schweitzer in 1853, which merged with Metallwarenfabrik Ritter & Co., Esslingen, to form WMF in 1880....