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Wegner, Hans Jørgensen (1914–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hans Jørgensen Wegner was a Danish furniture designer and cabinetmaker, world renowned for his chair designs. Wegner graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1938 and later worked in the studios of Arne Jacobsen, Erik...

A History of Ideas: Constructing Danish Modern

Mark Mussari

Mark Mussari is an independent scholar, freelance writer, translator and consultant, based in Arizona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danish Modern : Between Art and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...When any style of design becomes fashionable or influential, a tendency exists to perceive it as arriving abruptly and then instantaneously altering aesthetics and taste. Design eras are frequently presented and taught...

On Chairness: Platonics and Tectonics

Mark Mussari

Mark Mussari is an independent scholar, freelance writer, translator and consultant, based in Arizona, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danish Modern : Between Art and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1965, the American conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945) premiered his installation One and Three Chairs, a work presenting three versions of a chair: an actual chair, a photograph of the same chair...

Poul Henningsen

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...Danish industrial designer, writer, film director, architect, editor of Kritisk Revy (Critical Revue), and social critic, Henningsen was trained as a bricklayer and, as many other Danish architects, had a background in crafts rather than...

Introduction

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modernism in Scandinavia : Art, Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Scandinavia is a region associated with modernity: modern design, modern living and a progressive welfare state. At the same time individuals from the region are only sparsely represented in most art histories of Modernism, and then largely...

Designmuseum Danmark (Design Museum Denmark) (1895–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Designmuseum Danmark (Design Museum Denmark), formerly known as Kunstindustrimuseet (Danish Museum of Art & Design), is Denmark’s largest and oldest museum for industrial design and applied arts. The Museum researches, exhibits...

Kjærholm, Poul (1929–80)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Danish industrial designer Kjærholm graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1952. Despite the fact that Kjærholm was trained as a cabinetmaker, his preferred material in his designs was steel. He considered steel...

Jensen, Georg Arthur (1866–1935)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Danish silversmith and sculptor and the founder of the Georg Jensen company, Jensen was a trained goldsmith before he completed his education as a sculptor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in 1892. In 1898, Jensen started working...

Klint, Kaare (1888–1954)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Klint was a Danish furniture designer, architect, and educator, trained primarily by his father, the famous architect P. V. Jensen-Klint. Klint has become known as one of the founding fathers of the golden era of Danish furniture design...

Jalk, Grete (1920–2006)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Danish furniture designer and writer who specialized in the use of bent plywood, Jalk studied at the Design School for Women (1940–3) and completed her studies under the Danish master Kaare Klint at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen...