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Gute Form

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The German Gute Form (Good Form) in industrial design follows in the tradition of the pursuit of quality in the early German Werkbund. But, in the modern sense, the term Gute Form was coined by the former Bauhaus student and future director...

Aicher, Otl (1922–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Aicher was a German graphic and type designer who was born in Ulm-Söflingen, and worked in Ulm, Munich, and Allgäu. Profoundly affected by the impact of growing up in Germany under the politically and culturally oppressive rule...

Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (1953–68)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (HfG) (The Ulm School of Design) was a German design school established in 1953 by Inge Aicher-Scholl, the younger sister of Nazi resistance leaders Hans and Sophie Scholl, together with Swiss designer Max...

Maldonado, Tomás (1922–)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tomás Maldonado is an industrial designer and theoretician, whose major contributions have been in developing design theory and systematizing modern design education through his teaching and writings. Maldonado was born in Buenos Aires...

Swiss Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Although somewhat blighted by a throwaway remark about cuckoo clocks and chocolate in the 1949 film The Third Man, Switzerland is a country which has made a considerable contribution to design over the past 200 years. Ethnically...

Gute Form Traveling Exhibition 1951

Jeremy Aynsley

Jeremy Aynsley is Professor of History of Design at the Royal College of Art, London and author of Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945 and Designing Modern Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The designer Max Bill promoted the concept of die gute Form particularly in Switzerland and Germany in the 1950s. The concept, best translated as “Good Design,” stood for an approach that was intended to be functional...

Die Neue Sammlung, Munich (1925–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Established in 1925, Die Neue Sammlung is an important museum of industrial design, the applied arts, and graphic design, with significant collections of twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ design-related materials. This collection...

Science, Semiotics, and Society: The Ulm Hochschule für Gestaltung in Retrospect

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

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...Perhaps nothing better reflects the contemporary crisis of architecture and design than its radical estrangement from science. For if nothing else, postmodernism has made us acutely aware of the extent to which the post-Renaissance theology...

Tschichold, Jan (1902–74)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Tschichold was a German typographer and type designer, educator, and writer, who was born in Leipzig, and worked in Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Basel, and London. “A designer of quite exceptional assurance in giving visual and material form...

Max Bill

Designer Biography

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...Swiss graphic and industrial designer, architect, painter, sculptor, writer, who worked in Zürich and Ulm, Bill studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1927 to 1928 under Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, and Wassily Kandinsky, an experience...