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British Empire Exhibition (1924)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The British Empire Exhibition was opened by HRH King George V on St. Georges Day, April 23, 1924. Wembley Stadium, where the 1923 FA Cup Final was held, was built especially for the exhibition and demonstrated the immediate popularity...

Schiaparelli, Elsa (1890–1973)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Italian-born couturier Schiaparelli was active in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, when she was the main rival to Coco Chanel. Her unconventional designs, and her friendship with artists like Dali and Duchamp, caused Chanel to refer to her...

Yuan-qing, Tao 陶元慶 (1893–1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chinese graphic designer, born in the late Qing period at Shaoxin, Zhejiang, Tao is considered one of the most influential designers from the early modern design period (1928–37) in China. Through his studies in arts, and exposure...

Cracow Workshops (Warsztaty Krakowskie) (1913–26)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

L’Esprit Nouveau (1920–4)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...L’Esprit Nouveau was a French magazine founded and directed by Le Corbusier and the painter Amédée Ozenfant. Twenty-eight issues were released between 1920 and 1924. It took its name from an essay written by Guillaume Apollinaire in 1918...

Veshch-Objet-Gegenstand, Berlin (1922–3)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The trilingual magazine Veshch-Objet-Gegenstand (Object) resulted from a collaboration between the Russian artist El Lissitzky and the writer Ilya Ehrenburg from 1922 to 1923 in Berlin. The name of the short-lived publication (only three...

Plan Voisin (1925)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Barcelona International Exposition (1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The International Exposition of Barcelona 1929 took place between May 20, 1929, and January 15, 1930. It covered an area of 118 hectares and hosted 5.8 million visitors. There were twenty-nine participating countries, with the USA, Japan...

Barcelona: Exposición Internacional De Barcelona (Barcelona International Exposition) (1929–30)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Exposición Internacional de Barcelona (International Exposition of Barcelona) was held from May 1929 to January 1930. It occupied a 118 hectare area of Montjuïc Mountain and the Plaça Espanya. In addition to twenty European nations...

Devětsil (1930–1)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A leftist group of artists, architects, designers, photographers, and poets who formed the ideological center of the Czechoslovak avant-garde during the 1920s. After initially rejecting modern art in favor of primitivism, the group pursued...