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Città Nuova (1914)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...“La Città Nuova” (The New City) is a series of drawings for an imagined city by the futurist architect Antonio Sant’Elia, first exhibited at the Nuove Tendenze show of May 1914, in Milan. The show represented the first public outing...

Art and Literature of the Avant-Gardes 1897–1918

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-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; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. 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

Book Chapter

...Introduction Early in the 19th century, the term “avant-garde,” which originally described the position of an army on the battlefield, came to characterize the arts as well. In 1845, a Frenchman, Gabriel Désiré Laverdant, wrote...

Tatlin, Vladimir (1885–1953)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Russian architect and painter Tatlin became associated with the Futurists and is regarded as a significant precursor of the Constructivist movement. His work sought to find purpose for art as an abstract form that expressed...

Munari, Bruno (1907–98)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Munari was a designer and artist, born in Milan, Italy. His interest in materials and technological processes guided his design production. His design approach invites users’ interaction, participation, and first-person exploration....

Theory And Design

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book Chapter

...I will start by confronting what I have called the ‘Banham factor’ – Banham’s approach to ‘Theory and Design’ – and its implications for design historians. This lecture was delivered at the V&A, London, on 14 March 1997....

Balla, Giacomo (1871–1958)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Balla engaged with many disciplines within the arts including stage work, ceramics, fashion, graphics, and interiors. He was a signatory to the Futurist Manifesto in 1910 and worked in this idiom for the next few years. His “Futurist...

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

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-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; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. 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

Book 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...

Futurism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Futurism was an Italian avant-garde movement launched in print in 1909 by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Futurist activity permeated disparate fields including literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, theater, music, and different forms...