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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

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...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

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...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...

Reeves, Ruth (1892–1966)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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

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...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

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...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...

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

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...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...

Asociación Latinoamericana de Diseño (Aladi) (Latin American Association of Design) (1980–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in Bogota in 1980, the Asociación Latinoamericana de Diseño (ALADI) (Latin American Association of Design) was formed as a reaction to the views about design forwarded by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design...