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...Greta Magnusson-Grossman was a designer and architect, initially based in Stockholm in the 1930s and later, during the Second World War, in California. Trained as a furniture maker and designer, she established a workshop in Los Angeles...

Douglas Aircraft Company

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...This South Californian aircraft manufacturer was founded by the eponymous Donald Douglas in Santa Monica in 1920. Its first major aircraft to achieve global recognition was the Douglas World Cruiser, a project in collaboration...

Furnishing I Love Lucy (1951–7)

Screen Interiors : From Country Houses to Cosmic Heterotopias

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...The US television sitcoms of the 1950s were memorable not just because of their characters but also because of their settings. Programs such as I Love Lucy (1951–7), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–8), and The Adventures...

Representing modern architecture in The Rockford Files, 1974–1980

Christopher S. Wilson

Christopher S. Wilson is Lecturer of Architecture and Design Historian at Ringling College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Rockford The Rockford Files was a 1970s weekly American television series that narrated the exploits of Los Angeles private investigator Jim Rockford, played by Hollywood veteran James Garner (1928–2014). Rockford, a pardoned convict...

Richard Neutra and the Therapeutic Interior

Lucinda Kaukas Havenhand

Dr. Lucinda Kaukas Havenhand teaches design history, theory and studio at Syracuse University where she is a Professor in the School of Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mid-Century Modern Interiors : The Ideas that Shaped Interior Design in America

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Our understanding of Richard Neutra’s interiors may be best known through the iconic photographs taken by photographer Julius Shulman of buildings like the Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, which document the clean white walls, extensive...

Fitting In (1945–1961)

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Disability : Symbols, Space, and Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In 1950 Marlon Brando hit the big screen. Standing at the cusp of a critical career in film, his best-known performance until then was his searing portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee William’s 1947 Broadway plays A Streetcar Named...

“Home furnishing takes a cue from Paris, too”: The Fashion Professional at Work and Home in Postwar Hollywood Films, c. 1957–61

Screen Interiors : From Country Houses to Cosmic Heterotopias

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...During the 1950s and 1960s, a period noted for close interrelationships between fashion and interior design, a number of Hollywood films prioritized representations of women working in the fashion industry and the design of both...

Space, Interiors, and 1980s Hollywood Teen Films

Screen Interiors : From Country Houses to Cosmic Heterotopias

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...The 1980s teen films produced within the Hollywood studio system may not be the most obvious cycle of films to investigate in terms of the symbolic nature of space and interiors, given the lack of attention paid to the genre in academic...
...Neither Los Angeles nor San Francisco comes to mind as a contender for ‘the list of so-called fashion capitals … routinely incorporated into the advertising of high fashion’ (Gilbert 2006, this volume). And yet, the status of fashion...

Ornamental Transparency in the Modern Kitchen

Flow : Interior, landscape and architecture in the era of liquid modernity

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...The See-Through House The visual trope of transparency evident in Julius Shulman’s 1954 photograph of the Hutson House kitchen, designed by Los Angeles–based Burton Schutt, is by now so familiar that it obscures a fundamental paradox. Human...