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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous 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 journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Book, 2010

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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...

De Stijl Journal (1917–28)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...De Stijl magazine was a monthly run by Theo van Doesburg to disseminate the ideas of the artists’ group of the same name, composed of Piet Mondrian, Bart Van der Leck, Vilmos Huszár, and architects J. J. P. Oud and Jan Wils...

Western and Southern Europe 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 Aside from the Great Powers—Britain, France, and Germany—and the widespread social democracy in Scandinavia, other countries in Western Europe experienced an extremely diverse mix of political circumstances in the period...

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

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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,...

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...

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...