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Gijs Bakker

Designer Biography

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...Dutch designer, whose work covers jewelry, home accessories, household appliances, furniture, interiors, public spaces, and exhibitions, Bakker trained as a jeweler and an industrial designer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam...

Robin Day

Designer Biography

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...British furniture designer, born in High Wycombe, the traditional center of furniture production in England, Day would go on to become one of the most prominent British designers of the twentieth century. He was trained at High Wycombe...

Scarpa, Carlo (1906–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Architect and product designer, born in Venice, Italy, Scarpa graduated from the Venice Art Academy in 1926. He was one of the most prolific and celebrated Italian architects of the twentieth century. His approach combined a rationalist...

Andrews, Gordon (1914–2001)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Andrews was an industrial designer, born and trained in Sydney, Australia. After working for an advertising agency he traveled internationally and worked in London in the 1930s, which influenced his later design work in Australia. He worked...

Osaka Expo (1970)

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

...The first world’s fair in Asia was held in Osaka, Japan, between March 15 and September 13, 1970, and reflected Japan’s resurgent culture and postwar economic growth after the Second World War. The Expo was an opportunity for the Japanese...

Agent Bruce Mau and the Audacity of Design

Design and Agency : Critical Perspectives on Identities, Histories, and Practices

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...In the first quarter of the twenty-first century, Canadian-born, Chicago-based Bruce Mau has served as a key agent in reviving the exhibition/spectacle format as a tool for idealistic design propaganda. In this role, he has won design...

The Way of All Flesh: Displaying the Historicity of Historical Fashion

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion, History, Museums : Inventing the Display of Dress

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Literature around fashion in museums reveals a pervasive characterization of historical fashion as “deathly” and the persistent denial of its physical decay. Furthermore, the curatorial preoccupation with endowing a sense of life also...

The Age of Exhibitions: Europe Outside Great Britain 1830–1900

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction British critics as well as others found much to question in the Crystal Palace exhibition but it nonetheless served as an important milestone for other countries that were coming to terms with industrialization. Clearly,...

Design and Museum Interpretation: Contemporary Characteristics and Practice

Design Objects and The Museum

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Introduction There are two sections to this chapter. First is a review of contemporary interpretative forms by artist and designers responding to themes, objects and collections held...

The New Look: Contemporary Trends in Fashion Exhibitions

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion, History, Museums : Inventing the Display of Dress

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Fashion exhibitions are breaking visitor records worldwide: the growing popularity and marketability of fashion have been followed by a rise in its public visibility and academic discussion. After a century of being delimited by existing...