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Montreal, International and Universal Exposition (1967)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Montreal, International and Universal Exposition, commonly referred to as Expo ’67, was held from April to October 1967. The Expo is considered to represent a peak in the twentieth-century exposition movement with over fifty million...

Bennett, Ward (1917–2003)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...American designer, who studied in France, occasionally under the tutelage of sculptor Constantin Brâncuşi, Bennett started his design work as a window dresser and continued his studies at evening classes. By the mid-1940s, he was working...

Archigram

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Archigram was an architectural design group founded in the 1960s, whose name is created from an amalgamation of the words “architecture” and “telegram.” The idea behind the group was found in the connections between architecture...

Buckminster Fuller

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...Fuller was an American inventor, author, educator, and designer. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, Fuller was responsible for a variety of sometimes eccentric architectural and product design solutions. Those ideas included two principal...

Jean Nouvel

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...Nouvel is a French architect and industrial designer, who studied at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris. After graduating, he worked at the architectural practice of Claude Parent and Paul Virilio, where he was quickly promoted to project...

High-Tech

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1978 authors Kron and Slesin defined the term high-tech as “a play on the words high-style and technology,” a design style also termed “Hard Hat Habitat” at the time. Despite its connection with the later 1970s, the roots of the style...