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Gijs Bakker

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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...

Exhibition Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...This field of practice is the design of the spatial layout of display in museums, trade shows, theme parks, and retail spaces. Like events design and set design, it is a collaborative art form and requires working in a multidisciplinary...

Scarpa, Carlo (1906–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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 Article

...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...

Montreal, International and Universal Exposition (1967)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Montreal, International and Universal Exposition, commonly referred to as Expo ’67, was held from April to October 1967. The Expo is considered to represent a peak in the twentieth-century exposition movement with over fifty million...

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

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...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...

Tomato (1991–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Tomato is a multidisciplinary collective with studios in London, Los Angeles, and Melbourne, whose work includes graphic design, typography, interaction design, motion graphics, exhibition design, advertisement and short-film direction...

Agent Bruce Mau and the Audacity of Design

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...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

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...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...