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Agha, Mehemed Fehmy (1896–1978)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Graphic designer, born in Russia to Turkish parents, and educated in Kiev and Paris, Agha worked in the Paris and Berlin offices of Vogue, producing creative layout designs that attracted the attention of Condé Nast. In 1929, he...

Steinberg, Saul

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...© The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/DACS, LondonA renowned creator of witty and incisive drawings, whose prolific output spanned 60 years. He commented on humanity with a unique, intelligent and consistent...

Colefax, Lady Sibyl (1874–1950)

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British society hostess and decorator born in Wimbledon, Sibyl Halsey married barrister Arthur Colefax in 1901 and became a well-known figure in the 1920s, hosting a salon at their home in Chelsea, which was frequented by leading literary...

Dior, Christian (1905–57)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Dior was a French couture fashion designer who famously created the New Look and introduced lucrative licensed lines under his label, creating the first financially successful fashion brand. Born into a wealthy bourgeois family...

Giacosa, Dante (1905–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Kelly, Richard (1910–77)

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 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...

Hadley, Albert (1920–2012)

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...American interior designer Hadley was born in Springfield, Tennessee, and soon after moved to Nashville. While attending high school, he worked at Bradfords furniture store and developed an interest in interior design. He began taking...

Architektura, Poland (1947–89)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Architektura (Architecture) was a Polish magazine published monthly between 1947 and 1989 by the main board of the Stowarzyszenie Architektów Polskich (SARP) (Union of Polish Architects) and funded by the Ministry of Culture and Art...
...Financed by the European Recovery Plan, also known as the Marshall Plan, the traveling exhibition entitled Wir bauen ein besseres Leben (We’re Building a Better Life), which was first displayed at West Berlin’s 1952 German Industrial Trade...

Neue Werbung (New Advertisement) (1954–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A professional bilingual magazine (German and Russian), Neue Werbung–Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis der Sozialistischen Werbung (New Advertisement—Magazine for Theory and Practice in Socialist Advertisement), appeared monthly between...