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Beltran, Felix (1938–)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Cuban (later naturalized as Mexican) graphic designer, best known for his strong conceptual approach to poster and logo design. In the 1960s and 1970s, his work was seen as a model of socialist graphic design. He has been a leading figure...

Caribbean Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The islands of the Caribbean have been shaped by a long and complex history of slavery and colonization, by almost all European empires. This impact, which also brought many indentured laborers from around Europe to the Caribbean, makes...

New Caribbean Design

Design Roots : Culturally Significant Designs, Products, and Practices

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...Introduction Design practice is rapidly changing in response to new technologies, global marketing, environmental concerns, and the internationalization of commodity flows and channels of production. Design practitioners need...

Reeves, Ruth (1892–1966)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Ruth Reeves was an American artist and textile designer who sought to develop an American national design aesthetic influenced by textile designs from Central and South America, in particular Guatemala. She used ethnographic materials...

Escuela de Diseno Industrial e Informacional (EDI) School of Informational and Industrial Design, Havana (1969–76)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Escuela de Diseño Industrial e Informacional (EDI) (School of Informational and Industrial Design) was a further education college opened in Havana in 1969 as part of the Cuban Revolution effort to promote local technical knowledge...

Porset, Clara (1895–1981)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Furniture and interior designer considered a pioneering figure of industrial design in Latin America. Born in Cuba, Porset trained in fine arts at Columbia University, New York, and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the National School...

Designing Financial Literacy in Haiti

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Quoted in “Mobile Money Plan Stumbles at Start in Haiti,” The Daily Caller, October 6, 2012, http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/10/mobile-money-plan-stumbles-at-start-in-haiti/ . Our main lesson learned is how...

Latin America: Cuba, Mexico, and Brazil 1900–1939

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction In 1902, Cuba gained its independence from Spain, the last country in Latin America to do so. Political independence, however, did not translate easily into democratic governance in the region and much of Latin...

de la Renta, Oscar (1932–2014)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...de la Renta was a Dominican-American fashion designer, director of his multinational label, and admired worldwide for his couture-like ready-to-wear collections, from luxurious day wear to glamorous red-carpet evening gowns. His eponymous...

Editorial Introduction

Tom Cassidy

Biog: University of Leeds, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design Roots : Culturally Significant Designs, Products, and Practices

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...In this section, five examples of revitalization of culturally significant designs, products, and practices are provided. Perhaps we can consider these as three targets for design researchers and designers. The examples given will include...