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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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...Dutch for ‘the style’, an art and design movement that developed around a magazine of the same name founded by theo van doesburg. De stijl used strong rectangular forms, employed primary colours and celebrated asymmetrical compositions...

Neoplasticism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Neoplasticism (Dutch: Nieuwe Beelding) is the art theory, developed by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg, which formed the basis of the De Stijl movement: The Dutch expression “Nieuwe Beelding” was coined in the first issue of the art...

Zwart, Piet (1885–1977)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. 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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...Zwart was a Dutch graphic designer, influential because of his combination of the architectonic control of the De Stijl movement, the functionalist ideas of the Bauhaus, and the poetic expression of Dada. However, Zwart—despite friendships...

Van Doesburg, Theo (1883–1931)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. 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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...Dutch all-round artist, practicing in painting, writing, poetry, typography, stained-glass windows, and interior architecture, Van Doesburg’s ideas of neo-plasticism configured the theoretical basis of De Stijl as a visual and tectonic...

De Stijl Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...De Stijl (The Style) was a Dutch avant-garde movement founded by Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian. It was focused around the art journal bearing the same name, first published in 1917. The movement rebelled against the subjectivity...

Frank Lloyd Wright

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...Wright was an American architect and interior and furniture designer. Although trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright started his career working in the architectural offices of Dankmar Adler and Louis...

Gerrit Rietveld

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...Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer, born in Utrecht. Son of a carpenter, he was trained by P. J. C. Klaarhamer before becoming a member of De Stijl group. His universally known Red and Blue Chair, built of wooden strips and rectangles,...

Praesens

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Praesens was an avant-garde group of Polish architects and artists active in 1926–30, organized by the architect Szymon Syrkus around the eponymous magazine. It sought to break with traditional aesthetics, rejecting the lingering dependence...

Rietveld, Gerrit (1888–1964)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. 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

...Rietveld was a Dutch furniture designer, born in Utrecht. Son of a carpenter, he was trained by P. J. C. Klaarhamer before becoming a member of De Stijl group. His universally known Red and Blue Chair, built of wooden strips and rectangles,...

The Netherlands Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Seemingly synonymous, “Design in the Netherlands” and “Dutch Design” refer to different meaning categories. More specifically, they operate, respectively, in what Kjetil Fallan calls an analytical category and an actor’s category (p. 2...