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Jan Tschichold

Designer Biography

...Tschichold was a German typographer and type designer, educator, and writer, who was born in Leipzig, and worked in Leipzig, Berlin, Munich, Basel, and London. “A designer of quite exceptional assurance in giving visual and material form...

Mart Stam

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...Dutch architect and designer, associated with members of the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism, Stam is best known for being one of the first designers of tubular- steel cantilever chairs, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel...

Alexander Rodchenko

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...Russian and Soviet graphic designer, photographer, sculptor, painter, theater designer, and theorist, born in St. Petersburg and worked in Moscow, Rodchenko was one of the founders of Russian Constructivism, whose body of work in a broad...

Constructivism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A modern art movement that originated in Moscow around 1920. Constructivism is characterised by the use of industrial materials, such as glass, sheet metal and plastic to create non-representational, often geometric objects, and its wide...

Constructivism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Constructivism was a movement that emerged in 1914 in Russia and gained momentum during the early years after the 1917 October Revolution, spreading to Europe and affecting architecture, industrial design, theatre design, typography...

Constructivism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...A modern art movement that originated in Russia in the early 1920s. Constructivism is characterised by the use of industrial materials, such as glass, sheet metal and plastic, to create non-representational, often geometric objects. It also...

Tatlin, Vladimir (1885–1953)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Russian architect and painter Tatlin became associated with the Futurists and is regarded as a significant precursor of the Constructivist movement. His work sought to find purpose for art as an abstract form that expressed...

Senezh Studio (Central Educational and Experimental Studio of the Soviet Union of Artists) (1964–91)

Clive Edwards

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Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Harriet Atkinson

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Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dipti Bhagat

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Sarah Kettley

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Sorcha O’Brien

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Sorcha O’Brien teaches Design History and Theory to Product and Furniture Design students in Kingston University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Raizman

David Raizman

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Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. 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

...Founded by industrial designer Evgeny Rozenblium and philosopher Karl Kantor (subeditor of the journal Dekorativnoe iskusstvo SSSR), the Senezh Studio provided an alternative to Soviet “technical aesthetics,” the main school of thought...

De Patta, Margaret (1903–64)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...American designer of jewelry and flatware, De Patta was born in California and initially trained as a painter, but developed an interest in jewelry while studying under László Moholy-Nagy at the New Bauhaus in Chicago. She explored...

Veshch-Objet-Gegenstand, Berlin (1922–3)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The trilingual magazine Veshch-Objet-Gegenstand (Object) resulted from a collaboration between the Russian artist El Lissitzky and the writer Ilya Ehrenburg from 1922 to 1923 in Berlin. The name of the short-lived publication (only three...