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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...

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....

Andrea Branzi

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...Italian architect, designer, and theorist, since the late 1960s, Branzi has been prominent in the dissemination of the ideas of Radical architecture and design, both as a cofounder of the Florentine-based Archizoom Associati...

Antoni Gaudí

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...A Catalan architect and designer most well known for his remarkable designs created in and around Barcelona, Gaudí was initially influenced by the work of Viollet-le-Duc and the geometry of the Gothic, and had developed a respect for crafts...

Bruce Archer

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...British industrial designer, born in London, Archer was key in bringing together art and engineering in education to become design research, commonly known as design methods. Starting out in industry, he established his own consultancy...

Egmont Arens

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...An industrial designer and publisher, Egmont Arens was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1889. He was a leading design pioneer in the fields of packaging and plastics and is credited with introducing “appetite appeal” in packaging design. From...

Herbert Bayer

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...Austrian graphic designer and typographer, and notable member of the Bauhaus, in 1919 Herbert Bayer was apprenticed under the artist Georg Schmidthammer, and in 1921, he joined the Darmstadt Artists Colony, where he was introduced...