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A.C. Documentos de Actividad Contemporánea (A.C. Contemporary Activity Documents) (1931–7)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A.C. Documentos de Actividad Contemporánea (Contemporary Activity Documents) published a total of twenty-five issues between 1931 and 1937. It was mainly devoted to communicating the ideals, manifestos, and accomplishments of the Spanish...

Chicago “A Century of Progress International Exposition” (1933–4)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Century of Progress International Exposition celebrated Chicago’s founding centennial on reclaimed lands along Lake Michigan. Programmed to last between May and November 1933, the exhibition reopened in 1934 due to its popularity...

Chicago Century of Progress Exposition (1933–1934)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Chicago Century of Progress Exposition took place over the course of two seasons: May 27, 1933, to November 12, 1933; and May 26, 1934, to October 31, 1934. Covering an area of 170 hectares along the shores of Lake Michigan, attendance...

Exhibition of British Art in Industry, Burlington House (1935)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Exhibition of British Art in Industry, also known as the Exhibition of British Industrial Art, took place at the Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, from January to March 1935. Organized by the Royal Academy...

A Machine-Age Architecturalist: Planning the Factory, Service Station, and the Mass-Produced Home

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

...The capacity of Bel Geddes’s imagination was matched perhaps only by his professional ambitions. The inescapable fact that he lacked architectural training seemed only to spur his career-long engagement in architectural design, whether he...

Schiaparelli, Elsa (1890–1973)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Charter of Athens (1933–1943)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Charter of Athens was a document authored by Le Corbusier that emerged from the fourth meeting of the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM IV), which took place in the summer of 1933 on board the SS Patris II, en route...

Barcelona International Exposition (1929)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

The Crystal Goblet or Printing Should Be Invisible

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Imagine that you have before you a flagon of wine. You may choose your own favorite vintage for this imaginary demonstration, so that it be a deep shimmering crimson in color. You have two goblets before you. One is of solid gold, wrought...