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Adhocism

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Adhocism is a way of engaging with the surroundings and the objects we find on an “ad hoc” basis. This entails responding to a specific need or demand by employing the materials to hand in a creative way, in contrast to a formal planning...

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Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is Head of Graduate Studies and Deputy Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is also author of The Craft Reader (Berg, 2009) and Thinking Through Craft (Berg, 2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking Through Craft

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book Chapter

...The central claim made about modern art—the one on which all others depend—is that it is an autonomous field of practice. Art, the argument goes, strives to stand apart from the interests that are everywhere manifested in the rest...

Gerrit Rietveld

Designer Biography

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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,...

Droog Design (1993–)

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

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in 1993 by design historian Renny Ramakers and designer Gijs Bakker, and epitomized what was known as Dutch Design, Droog is not a design group, but rather a selection of objects, curated by Bakker and Ramakers, and then publicized...

Droog

Designer Biography

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...Founded in 1993 by design historian Renny Ramakers and designer Gijs Bakker, and epitomized what was known as Dutch Design, Droog is not a design group, but rather a selection of objects, curated by Bakker and Ramakers, and then publicized...

Design Academy Eindhoven (1947–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Design Academy was founded in 1947 as the Akademie voor Industriële Vormgeving Eindhoven (AIVE) (Academy for Industrial Design Eindhoven) as the first independent and specialized institute for higher education in industrial design...

Jongerius, Hella (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Jongerius is a Dutch industrial and conceptual designer who has specialized in innovative designs for textiles, glasswares, furniture, and interiors. Jongerius trained at the Design Academy Eindhoven, graduating in 1993. She established her...