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Cranbrook Academy of Art (1925–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...George Gough Booth and his wife Elaine Scripps Booth founded the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1925 as a school for boys (later an adjacent girls’ school), and they quickly joined forces with Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen not only...

Knoll Associates

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Knoll Associates was preeminent among mid-twentieth-century furniture manufacturers for designing and manufacturing innovative modern furnishings, with particular strength in office interiors and textiles. The company began when its...

Harry Bertoia

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...Italian-American polymath who practiced as a sculptor, artist, graphic designer and print maker, furniture designer, jeweler, and visionary. Although Italian born, he pursued his career in North America and many of his designs have become...

Bertoia, Harry (1915–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian-American polymath who practiced as a sculptor, artist, graphic designer and print maker, furniture designer, jeweler, and visionary. Although Italian born, he pursued his career in North America and many of his designs have become...

Nelson, George (1907–87)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...George Nelson was an important figure in post-Second World War American design in terms of practice, education, and publications. He studied architecture at Yale University graduating in 1931. His interest in modernism, fueled by studies...

Panton, Verner (1926–98)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Panton was a Danish designer working with furniture, lighting, textiles, interior, and total design. Educated as a construction engineer, as well as at the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Panton set his own...

Eames, Charles (1907–78) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Charles and Ray Eames were an American husband and wife design team who did much to define the aesthetic of postwar modernity, particularly in the United States through the success of their plywood molding system and design projects.Charles...