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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...

Le Corbusier

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...Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, later called Le Corbusier, was one of the most influential architects, theoreticians, and designers of the twentieth century. Born in Switzerland, he adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier c.1920 and became a French...

Kenneth Grange

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...Grange was a true product of British post-Second World War confidence in design. Practicing under the apprenticeship of several designers involved in the Festival of Britain exhibition, he would go on to embrace design for mass production...

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...

Dunne & Raby

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...British industrial and critical designers, best known for their pioneering work and teaching in the field of critical design, Dunne & Raby first developed their ideas about critical design at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London...

Alvar Aalto

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...Finnish architect and designer, mostly of furniture and glassware, Aalto was a leading figure in mid-twentieth century modern design. His work dominated the architectural scene in Finland from the late 1920s until his death....
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...Architects and product designers Achille, Livio, and Pier Giacomo were born and worked in Milan. Their designs are often ingenious adaptations of everyday and found objects. After graduating from Milan Polytechnic, the three brothers...

Adolf Loos

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...Adolf Loos was an Austrian architect born in Brünn, Moravia, now the Czech Republic, who may be viewed as Viennese modernism’s great lone warrior. As an influential modern architect, he authored culturally critical articles in which he...

Anni Albers

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...Anni Albers was a German-American weaver and textile designer, born in Berlin, and a student at the Bauhaus weaving workshop between 1923 and 1925, studying with Gunta Stölzl. She later recalled that this was not teaching in the formal...

Josef Albers

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...Josef Albers was a German painter, color theorist, art and design educator, born in Bottrop, who worked in Germany and the United States. A relatively late starter when he arrived as a student at the Bauhaus aged 32, Josef Albers became...