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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 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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Chermayeff, Serge (1900–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Book Chapter

...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)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...