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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...

Alexander Girard

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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...

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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...

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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...

Herman Miller

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Herman Miller, Inc. revolutionized design in the mid-twentieth century through the production of modern furnishings for the home and office. The company was established as the Star Furniture Co. in 1905 in Zeeland, Michigan, and originally...

Saarinen, Eero (1910–61)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, Saarinen was born in Finland in 1910 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1923.The son of architect Eliel Saarinen, he grew up in an artistic household and his training...

Art Directors Club Hall of Fame (The United States)

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 Chapter

...The Art Directors Club established its Hall of Fame in 1971 to honor practitioners from advertising and graphic communicators “who have made significant contributions to art direction and visual communications, and whose lifetime...

IBM

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...