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Ballets Russes (1909–29)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Multimedia Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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 Article

...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...

Wagner, Otto (1841–1918)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Larsson, Carl (1853–1919) and Karin (1859–1928)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Carl and Karin Larsson were Swedish artists, whose home in Sundborn, Dalarna, was the strongest influence on twentieth-century Swedish domestic style and a perennial source of inspiration for designers, artists, and craftsmen. Their home...

Mucha, Alfonse (1860–1939)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Alfonse Mucha was a painter, graphic artist, photographer, jewelry and interior designer, born in Ivančice (now the Czech Republic) and lived and worked in Paris and Prague. He shot to fame as a poster designer in fin de siècle Paris, where...

Wright, Frank Lloyd (1867–1959)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Wright was an American architect and interior and furniture designer. Although trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright started his career working in the architectural offices of Dankmar Adler...

Saarinen, Eliel (1873–1950)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Finnish architect and designer, born in Rantasalmi, Saarinen was a graduate of the Architecture Department of Helsinki Polytechnical Institute (1893–7). His practice was shaped by the Arts and Crafts ideal of the total work of art....

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...

Transforming Audiences: Stage Design to Industrial Design

Nicolas P. Maffei

Nicolas P. Maffei is Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the School of Design, Norwich University of the Arts, UK. He has published widely on American design, streamlining, art deco and modernism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman Bel Geddes : American Design Visionary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Bel Geddes hoped to transform consumers of theatrical, commercial, and architectural design by breaking down barriers between audiences and actors, workers and the bourgeoisie, and the purchaser and the product. As a designer he aimed...