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Arne Jacobsen

Designer Biography

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...Danish industrial designer and architect, Jacobsen graduated from the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1927 and was one of the few Danes who practiced both as an architect and as an industrial designer and can...

Eero Saarinen

Designer Biography

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...Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, Saarinen was born in Finland in 1910 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1923.The son of architect Eliel Saarinen, he grew up in an artistic household and his training...

Josef Hoffmann

Designer Biography

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...Josef Hoffmann was an Austrian architect and designer born in Brtnice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) in 1870. A pupil of Otto Wagner, Hoffmann became a founding member of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and a professor at the Vienna...

Otto Wagner

Designer Biography

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...Otto Wagner was an Austrian architect and designer. Otto Wagner first studied architecture in Berlin and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna between 1861 and 1863. In 1864, he established his own design practice. His early work...

Joseph Olbrich

Designer Biography

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...Joseph Maria Olbrich was an Austrian architect born in Troppau, Silesia in 1867. He became chief draughtsman in Otto Wagner’s office and in 1897 was a founding member of the Vienna Secession. His design for the Vienna Secession’s Secession...

Multimedia Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Multimedia design is concerned with the appropriate conceptual, technical, and media-adequate integration of content, such as text, graphic, sound, animation, image, and video, into a unified user experience. From this perspective...

Amsterdam School

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Amsterdamse School (Amsterdam School) was a movement in Dutch architecture directed against the presumed increasing dominance of architectural modernism. The movement was fairly successful between 1920 and 1930, especially in the field...

Ballets Russes (1909–29)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Ballets Russes was a company established in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev known for its cutting-edge design and performance praxis. It had two short seasons in 1909 and 1910 before becoming a touring company in Paris. It established a home...

Designing the Future

Fashion and Modernism

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Fashion and utopia “Does fashion die (as in Russia, for example) because it can no longer keep up the tempo—at least in certain fields?”—wondered Walter Benjamin.Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project (Cambridge: Belknap Press/Harvard...

Wiener Werkstätte

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Wiener Werkstätte was a Vienna-based association of arts and crafts workshops established in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser with financial backing by the industrialist Fritz Wärndorfer. In 1897, Hoffmann and Moser were among...