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L’Art Décoratif (1898–1914)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...L’Art Décoratif: Revue Mensuelle d’Art Contemporain (and other subtitles) was published from 1898 in Paris. It was a sister publication to the Munich journal Dekorative Kunst (from 1897) because the principal editor for both of them,...

White City Exhibitions, London (1908–1911)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Six major international exhibitions took place on the 140 acre White City site in Shepherds Bush, London, between 1908 and 1914: the Franco–British Exhibition 1908, the Imperial International Exhibition 1909, the Japan–British Exhibition...

Torino Esposizione internazionale dell’industria e del lavoro (International Exposition of Work and Industry) (1911)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The International Exposition of Work and Industry held in 1911 celebrated Turin as Italy’s capital of industry when Milan was challenging its position. Part of the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the Italian state, the Exposition...

Cracow Workshops (Warsztaty Krakowskie) (1913–26)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Cracow Workshops was a Polish association of artists, architects, and craftsmen, active in Cracow 1913–26 with the aim of improving the quality of craft production. It was inspired by nationalist sentiments and sought to forge a Polish...

Becoming a Practical Visionary: Bel Geddes’s Youth and Early Career

Nicolas P. Maffei

Nicolas P. Maffei is Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the School of Design, Norwich University of the Arts, UK. He has published widely on American design, streamlining, art deco and modernism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman Bel Geddes : American Design Visionary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...During the period of Bel Geddes’s youth and young adulthood, America developed from a producer to a consumer culture, according to historian T. J. Jackson Lears, “from a Protestant ethos of salvation through self-denial to a therapeutic...

Dada

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Dada refers to a loosely affiliated and brief-lived artistic movement (c.1916–23) whose foundational ideas would, nevertheless, resonate with radical artists throughout the twentieth century. Dada was one of several avant-garde movements...

Household Engineering: Scientific Management in the Home

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 1 : Design Reform, Modernism, and Modernization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...A personal introduction Several years ago I faced the problem which confronts many young mothers—how to do my housework and care for two small children, and yet have any time for myself or outside interests. I had managed my...

Necchi

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Necchi is an Italian manufacturer of sewing machines, founded in Pavia by Vittorio Necchi, in 1919. After the Second World War, the company reached a prominent position in both domestic and international design markets. In 1948, Gino...

“Bodies Drilled in Freedom”: Nudity, Body Culture, and Classical Gymnastics at the Early Bauhaus

Bauhaus Bodies : Gender, Sexuality, and Body Culture in Modernism’s Legendary Art School

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...This essay focuses on the role of the body as an instrument of self-development and self-optimization, as well as an attribute of identity for Bauhäusler in the early Weimar years of the institution. Portions of this essay...
...The Suffrage Atelier, which was formed in 1909, was described in the Suffrage Annual and Women’s Who’s Who, and regularly in the suffrage press, as ‘an Arts and Crafts society working for the enfranchisement of women’. ‘The...