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Douglas Aircraft Company

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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

eBook

...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...

Ornamental Transparency in the Modern Kitchen

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

eBook

...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...
...The point of departure of the movement lies in the people themselves …. Accordingly, the point of departure must always be with [people] in the ‘here and now’, which constitutes the situation within which they are submerged, from which...

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

eBook

...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...

Rethinking Flow and the Relationship between Indoors and Out: California, c. 1945–c. 1965

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

eBook

...“We believe in California … homes complete with patio, pool and poodle … indoor-outdoor living.” (Californian 1947) Introduction This chapter challenges a postwar Modernist mantra, namely, the seamless integration of, and flow between...