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Anceschi, Giovanni (1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Anceschi is a communication designer and artist, born in Milan, Italy. After studying philosophy and visual arts in Milan, in 1959 he cofounded the Gruppo T avant-garde art collective. During these years he practiced and researched...

Alfa Romeo

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturer, specializing in the building and racing of sports cars. The legend started in 1910, when Cavalier Ugo Stella acquired the shares of Societa Italiana Automobolo Darraq, the Italian plant...

Sacco, Bruno (1933–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian automobile designer, Sacco, born in Udine, was the head of design at Daimler-Benz—now known as Mercedes-Benz—for the last quarter of the twentieth century. Having studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Turin...

Anti-design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Anti-design was a subversive response to modernist ideas of “good design” that originated in Italy in the mid-1960s and lasted until around 1980. The campaign turned design on its head by subverting objects and how they looked to make...

Armani, Giorgio (1934–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Giorgio Armani is a fashion designer born in Northern Italy. Armani is best known for his high-end, unstructured menswear, which became the clothing of choice for advertising and television executives in the 1980s. He began his career...

Valentino (Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani) (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Valentino is an Italian fashion designer. The feature length documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) showed Valentino to be one of the last couturiers working in an atelier where the hand-made was still practiced...

Giacosa, Dante (1905–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Automotive designer, born in Rome, Italy, Giacosa’s name is associated with a series of popular cars manufactured by Fiat, especially compact city models like the Nuova 500. He joined the group after graduating...

Gismondi, Ernesto (1931–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian lighting designer and entrepreneur, born in San Remo and active in Milan and with a background in rocket engineering, Gismondi contributed toward the creation and promotion of excellence in Italian design. As cofounder of Artemide...

Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) (Association for Industrial Design) (1956–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) was established in Italy in 1956 by a range of parties interested in all aspects of design but also interested in the theme of industrial design and consumption as a cultural phenomenon....

Bialetti

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Bialetti is an Italian brand of the popular Moka Express machine. The firm was founded in 1919 as a small aluminum workshop in Crusinallo (Verbania), Italy, by Alfonso Bialetti. He created the early prototypes of the Moka coffee maker...