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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 Graphic Design

AVA Book, 2006

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Modernism and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Modernism

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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Function and Functionalism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Within modernist design and architecture functionalism is both a way of looking at things and an aesthetic ideology. It draws on various scientific accounts of Function, but these also have intellectual histories and cannot be taken...

Zeitgeist

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Zeitgeist is a term made up of two German words—zeit (time) and geist (spirit). It is generally attributed to the German Idealist philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), who employed a different expression (der Geist seiner...

Iskra

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Iskra was a leading manufacturer of electrical, electronic, telecommunications, and computer equipment in socialist Yugoslavia and one of the country’s leaders in modern design, in operation between 1946 and 1990. Its design department...

Kelly, Richard (1910–77)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Kelly trained as an architect, but is best known for his work as a lighting designer. He worked with many illustrious architects at the height of modernism including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen. His...

Art et Décoration (1897–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...French monthly magazine Art et Décoration was founded in Paris in 1897 by Emile Lévy, owner of the Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts publisher. The editor in chief was the art critic François Thiébaut-Sisson, followed by Gustave Soulier, M....

Functional Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Smithson, Peter (1923–2003)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Smithson was a British architect and designer born in Stockton-on-Tees, England, who, with his wife Alison, formed the Smithson partnership. The couple operated an independent architectural practice expounding the Brutalist style...