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Simmel, Georg (1858–1918)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction Georg Simmel (1858–1918) was a German sociologist and philosopher. He was born in Berlin and attended Berlin University, studying history and philosophy. He became Privatdozent (a lecturer dependent upon student fees...

Eyewear Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The fact that you bought your eyeglasses at an optometrist situated at the local mall, rather than at a hospital is important. In our contemporary reality, we distance our eyesight impairment from other physical disabilities...

Fashion Illustration

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

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Courrèges, André (1923–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1964, five years before man walked on the moon, Courrèges showed a collection that was to define the age. His 1964 white Space Age collection, with sharply sculpted skirts 3 inches above the knee, round helmet headgear, mid-calf white...

De Givenchy, Count Hubert Taffin (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...French fashion designer, Givenchy is best known for creating the simple, elegant, chic look epitomized by Audrey Hepburn. He created both her on-screen and personal wardrobes. They met when she was filming Sabrina in 1953, the year...

Noh, Nora (Myong-Ja) (1928–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Noh is a Korean fashion designer. She was born in Seoul in a wealthy family as Myong-Ja Noh. She moved to the United States in 1947, where she studied fashion design in Frank Wagon Technical College. Returning to Korea, Noh opened Nora...

Valentino (Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani) (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Valentino is an Italian fashion designer. The feature length documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) showed Valentino to be one of the last couturiers working in an atelier where the hand-made was still practiced...

Miyake, IssEy 三宅 一生 (1938–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Japanese fashion designer, born in Hiroshima, Miyake studied graphic design at Tama Art University; while there, he was chosen for a Soen Award. After graduating, he studied at l’École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne....

Klein, Calvin (1942–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Klein is an American fashion designer born in the Bronx, New York. He studied apparel design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Klein did not graduate from the school, yet he received an honorary doctorate in 2003. On his...

Fashion-led Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Fashion is the expression of change and individual identity. Historically, the garment industry has followed four distinct periods: spring, summer, fall, and winter. These periods respond to the specific needs of the customers for certain...