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Museo Mexicano del Diseño (MUMEDI) (Mexican Museum of Design), Mexico City (2002–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Museo Mexicano del Diseño (MUMEDI) (Mexican Museum of Design) is the brainchild of designer Alvaro Rego García de Alba who set up the MUMEDI Foundation in 2002 to open Mexico’s first design museum, in his words. MUMEDI’s institutional...

Beltran, Felix (1938–)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Cuban (later naturalized as Mexican) graphic designer, best known for his strong conceptual approach to poster and logo design. In the 1960s and 1970s, his work was seen as a model of socialist graphic design. He has been a leading figure...

Service design as a sensemaking activity: Insights from America

Designing for Service : Key Issues and New Directions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Cultural issues are notable challenges to service design and management focused on low-income segments in emerging economies. Existing service models, developed in other settings, may not apply accurately, which suggests the need for new...

Puiforcat, Jean (1897–1945)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...French silversmith and designer, who trained in silversmithing with the family firm before studying sculpture under Louis Lejeune. On taking over the family business in 1922, he steered the company in the direction of the Moderne...

Porset, Clara (1895–1981)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Furniture and interior designer considered a pioneering figure of industrial design in Latin America. Born in Cuba, Porset trained in fine arts at Columbia University, New York, and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the National School...

Transitional Spaces in Late-Nineteenth-Century Domestic Architecture in Mérida, Yucatán

Flow : Interior, landscape and architecture in the era of liquid modernity

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...Introduction During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Mexican domestic architecture underwent a great transformation. The colonial courtyard house, in which daily activities were...

Latin America: Cuba, Mexico, and Brazil 1900–1939

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction In 1902, Cuba gained its independence from Spain, the last country in Latin America to do so. Political independence, however, did not translate easily into democratic governance in the region and much of Latin...
...It is obvious by now that the celebrated metropolitan explosion in the years of the last economic boom also produced in tandem a dramatic project of marginalization, resulting in the unprecedented growth of slums surrounding major urban...

Asociación Latinoamericana de Diseño (Aladi) (Latin American Association of Design) (1980–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in Bogota in 1980, the Asociación Latinoamericana de Diseño (ALADI) (Latin American Association of Design) was formed as a reaction to the views about design forwarded by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design...