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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous 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 freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

Book Chapter

...A typographical style developed in Switzerland in the mid-1900s. This style was based on the revolutionary principles of styles such as De Stijl and Bauhaus and Jan Tschichold’s The New Typography. International or Swiss style saw grids...

Modernism and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Modernism usually refers to a set of movements, emerging in the first decade of the twentieth century and receding in the 1960s, broadly sharing a faith in objectively rational design, a rejection of historicism and ornamented surfaces...

Functional Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Functional Design is an approach that considers the function of the object first. This method requires that the use is of primary importance and is the determinant of the form, in that the aesthetic of the object follows the functional use...

Moderne

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Art Moderne was a style in the decorative and industrial arts that flourished in the period between the First and Second World Wars. It was essentially a blending of the high style Art Deco with aspects of modernism that linked new...

Chermayeff, Serge (1900–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Architect, interior and furniture designer who was born in Russia, Chermayeff was schooled, naturalized, and worked in Britain, before immigrating to America in 1940. He was a key exponent of the Modernist style...

Hidden Internationalisms: Tradition and Modernism in Post-war Primary School Design, 1948–72

British Design: Tradition and Modernity after 1948

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction This chapter will demonstrate the international context for innovations in primary school design during the middle decades of the twentieth century when England was recognized...

Le Corbusier (Jeanneret, Charles-Édouard) (1887–1965)

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, later called Le Corbusier, was one of the most influential architects, theoreticians, and designers of the twentieth century. Born in Switzerland, he adopted the pseudonym Le Corbusier c.1920 and became a French...

Front and back of house: staging queer domesticity in New Canaan

Performance, Fashion and The Modern Interior : From the Victorians to Today

Berg, 2011

Book Chapter

...As the art historian Jill Casid suggests in Sowing Empire (2005), her trenchant analysis of the politics and practices of picturesque landscape design, ‘queer versions of Georgic’ could be found behind the protective gates of many...

International Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The term International Style is synonymous with modernism when applied to the rationalist, nonhistoricist architecture that dominated much of the twentieth century. The term first appeared as the title of book published to complement...

Graz, John (1891–1980)

Patricia Lara-Betancourt

Patricia Lara-Betancourt is a researcher at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK. Her research focuses on themes of modernity, representation and identity. She is a co-editor of Performance, Fashion and the Modern Interior: from the Victorians to Today (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Swiss artist, architect, graphic designer, and furniture and interior designer, Graz is credited for introducing Art Deco style and modernism to São Paulo and Brazilian interior design. Born in Geneva, he studied at the École des...