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Modernism and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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

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...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...

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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 Typography

AVA Book, 2010

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Moderne

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Perriand, Charlotte (1903–99)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Perriand was a French furniture and interior designer well known for her collaborations with Le Corbusier. Her studies began at the École Centrale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which she attended from 1920 to 1925. She was keen to engage...

Machine Aesthetic

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1934, the Museum of Modern Art in New York held an exhibition entitled the Machine Art Exposition. The press release noted that “Springs, gears, cables, chemical capsules, carpet sweepers, and kitchen cabinets are among the useful...

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig (1886–1969)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mies van der Rohe was an influential architect and designer who dominated much of the twentieth century and is often known purely as “Mies.” Born in Aachen Germany, Mies served his apprenticeship in the studios of furniture maker/designer...

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

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...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...
...Adolf Loos has been described in the annals of architectural and design history as the individual most responsible for introducing the principles of abstract, austere, orthogonal design into numerous pre-World War I Viennese buildings.This...

Chermayeff, Serge (1900–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...