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Ferdinand Porsche

Designer Biography

...Porsche was an Austrian self-taught mechanical engineer specializing in vehicle design, although most famous for his work in the automotive industry. Beginning hiscareer working for Jakob Lohner & Co. in Vienna where he made coaches...

Terragni, Giuseppe (1904–43)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Terragni was an Italian architect and industrial designer who worked under the Fascist regime of Benito Mussolini, primarily introducing a rationalist modernism to the architecture of both the state and the Fascist party itself. He studied...

Fascist Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The relationship between Fascism and design is complex and manifold. In Italy, the Fascist Party was created in 1919 by Benito Mussolini, who quickly understood the need for a distinctive visual identity. During his government...

Italy, Germany, the Soviet Union, and Portugal 1922–1940

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 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Introduction No single model characterizes the way design was managed in the European dictatorial regimes from the 1920s to World War II. Benito Mussolini became Italy’s Prime Minister in 1922...

Razionalismo (Rationalism)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Rationalism (Razionalismo) was an architecture and design movement that emerged in Italy during the 1920s and 1930s. It originated with the formation of Gruppo 7 in 1926, a group of young architects that included, among others, Luigi...

The Story of a Portuguese Cock and Other Knick-Knacks: Heritage, Propaganda and Design in a Far-Right Dictatorship

Design, History and Time : New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...This chapter examines the development of two elements of the Portuguese visual identity: the Barcelos cock and the typically Portuguese decorative rustic style developed in the 1940s. Both examples occurred during the Portuguese...