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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 to address how...

Reeves, Ruth (1892–1966)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...
...My thanks to Adam Budd and Freya Gowrley for their comments on an earlier draft and to Katrina O’Loughlin who very kindly allowed me to read her chapter on Schaw when it was at the proof stage. I am indebted to the Board of Directors...

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 difficult it is to educate...

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 Chapter

...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...

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 Chapter

...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...

Caribbean Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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 Chapter

...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 was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding 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; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. 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 Chapter

...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...

Althea McNish and the British-African Diaspora

Pop Art and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Artist Althea McNish's contribution to the field of British textile design, and to British culture more widely, cannot be overstated. One of the first designers of African-Caribbean descent to achieve international recognition, McNish...