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Le Corbusier

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...Charles-Edouard 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...

Free Plan

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Free Plan is an architectural design model theorized by the French architect Le Corbusier (1887–1965) in his 1923 book Vers une Architecture (Toward an Architecture), as one of his “Five Points of Architecture.” It refers to a plan scheme...

Tradition

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...While “tradition” in everyday usage refers to long-established customs and associated rituals and artifacts, it is a concept with greater complexity when viewed in relation to modernity and colonialism. Eric Hobsbawm was an important...

Charter of Athens (1933–1943)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Charter of Athens was a document authored by Le Corbusier that emerged from the fourth meeting of the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM IV), which took place in the summer of 1933 on board the SS Patris II, en route...

Plan Voisin (1925)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Plan Voisin was Le Corbusier’s masterplan for the center of Paris exhibited at the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 1925. The plan was displayed inside the Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau, also designed by Corbusier, which was a model...

Perriand, Charlotte (1903–99)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

The Art Of The Well-Tempered Lecture

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...According to a reported account in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, published in January 1925, the architect Le Corbusier began his lectures in 1924 by projecting 100 glass transparencies, divided into five sequences...

Type-Forms

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...This term is not related to typography but rather reflects the Modernist tendency for designs that are concerned with ideas of universality, anonymity, and simple geometric shapes. The concept of type-forms was initially based on various...

Union des Artistes Modernes (1929–59)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Union des Artistes Modernes, or UAM, is a French movement founded in May 1929, by a group of designers and architects who encouraged the use of new materials like tubular steel, sheet metal, and synthetic fabrics, as well as a break...

Thonet (Gebrüder Thonet)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Gebrüder Thonet was a Viennese furniture company established in 1853 by carpenter Michael Thonet (1796–1871), originally from Boppard on Rhine, and his five sons. With several patents to bend wood, the company...