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Cranbrook Academy of Art (1925–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...George Gough Booth and his wife Elaine Scripps Booth founded the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1925 as a school for boys (later an adjacent girls’ school), and they quickly joined forces with Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen not only...

IBM

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...IBM is a multinational corporation that has been particularly innovative in computer hardware and software. The business is notable in terms of the design of its products and of the attention it has devoted to its own corporate design....

Postcolonial Confluence: Appropriating Global Norms in Indian Design

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...At the end of British rule in 1947, India departed from the colonial approach to product design that had long represented Indian products as embodiments of perpetual values confronting the industrial West. During the two decades following...

Alexander Girard

Designer Biography

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...Girard was an American textile designer, interior designer, and architect, strongly influenced by folk art. Having trained as an architect in London and Rome in the 1920s, he returned to practice in the United States in 1932. His friendship...

Enclosed by Images

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book Chapter

...I I am very honoured by your invitation to give the Reyner Banham memorial lecture. Honoured and moved, since Banham occupies a very important place in my formation as an architectural...

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (1989–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Vitra furniture company and its owner, Rolf Fehlbaum, founded the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein in 1989. Although the Museum has one of the world’s leading collections of modern furniture indicating all the chief periods...
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...Charles and Ray Eames were an American husband and wife design team who did much to define the aesthetic of postwar modernity, particularly in the United States through the success of their plywood molding system and design projects....

Distributing stresses

Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...IntroductionPrograms of action. Patterns of transmission. Survivals. Distributing stresses. A consideration of thing effects—in media res—as media in action. In this chapter, I outline an alliance between plywood sculpture, plywood splints,...

Contemporary Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The 1951 Festival of Britain, which was held halfway between the two New York World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964, constituted a cultural barometer of modern design at mid-century that came to be known as Contemporary Style (also Mid-Century...

Organic Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Organic Design refers to both an aesthetic style and a design movement, which draw on nature for their process and contextualization within a natural setting. Rounded and expressive forms, asymmetrical lines, free-flowing curves, linear...