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Straub, Marianne (1909–94)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...British textile artist, born in Switzerland, Straub studied weaving at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich from 1928 to 1931, where she was passionate about hand-weaving. Determined to master her craft, in 1933, Straub moved to the textile...

Royal College of Art, London (1837–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 1837 as the Government School of Design in Somerset House, London, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the only British institution to exclusively offer art and design education at postgraduate level. Recommendations...

Design Research Unit

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Art critic Herbert Read, businessman Marcus Brumwell, and designers Misha Black and Milner Gray founded the Design Research Unit (DRU) in 1943. Often seen as the British design establishment’s flagship, their approach was planned to ensure...

Ideal Home Exhibitions (1908–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in London in 1908 by Thomas Wareham Smith (1874–1938), advertising director of the British middle-market Daily Mail newspaper, the annual Ideal Home Show is the longest continuously running commercial exhibition open to the public...

Black, Misha (1910–77)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Émigré designer Black had an extraordinary influence on the direction of twentieth-century architecture and design in Britain. Central to the formation of artists’, architects’, and designers’ organizations in Britain over forty...

Misha Black

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...Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, as Moisey Tcherny (but renamed “Misha Black” by his parents when they moved the family to Britain in 1912),designer Black had an extraordinary influence on the direction of twentieth-century architecture and design...

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...All nation states are artificial constructions. A brief survey of the changes in the territory and dominion of Britain over the last two hundred years reveals one aspect of that construction in action. In 1801, the Act of Union with Ireland...