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Benz, Karl (1844–1927) and Bertha (1847–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...German automobile inventors and manufacturers of the first commercial motor vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine, and founders of Benz & Company Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik, commonly known as Benz & Cie, later part...

Berlin Secession

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tensions between conservative and progressive artists led to the founding of a new artists’ group in Berlin in the late nineteenth century. The separation movement in Berlin began at the same time as the Munich Secession (1892). Walter...

Heidegger, Martin (1889–1976)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Martin Heidegger was a German philosopher. He was influenced by the tradition of phenomenological philosophy that developed out of the work of Edmund Husserl, and he influenced later existentialist philosophers, including Jean-Paul Sartre...

Colani, Luigi (Lutz) (1928–)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Colani is a German-born transport and industrial designer. After studying at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Colani studied aerodynamics at the Sorbonne. This was followed in 1953 by a period in the United States as head of new materials...

Rat für Formgebung (German [West] Design Council) (1953–) and German Design Award (1969–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Based on the West German Parliament’s 1951 decision to create a design council to enhance Germany’s image abroad and to promote the country’s exports, the Rat für Formgebung (German Design Council) set to work in Darmstadt, Hesse...

Mager, Birgit (1960–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German service designer and educationalist, Mager graduated from the University of Cologne having studied Morphological Psychology—a theory in psychology that considers mental workings as a dynamic system. From there, she went on to work...

Grcic, Konstantin (1965–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...German industrial designer, born and based in Munich, but trained in Britain as a cabinetmaker and, under Jasper Morrison at the Royal College of Art (1988–90), as a furniture designer. After briefly working for Morrison, Grcic set up his...

Biedermeier

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central European history, primarily in the countries of the German confederation, between 1815, the year of the Congress of Vienna, and 1848, the year of political upheavals. While in political...

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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Book, 2006

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Trabant

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Trabant was a small, affordable subcompact automobile produced in the German Democratic Republic by VEB Sachsenring. The Trabant was known throughout the Eastern Bloc because of its ability to seat four adults and their luggage. More...