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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

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...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...

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...

Arkady (Poland) (1935–9)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Arkady was a distinguished monthly magazine published between 1935 and 1939 in Warsaw. The magazine covered applied art, interior design, architecture, product design, and visual arts. Its ambition was to boost recognition of current...

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...

Council for Art and Industry, Britain (1933–44)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1933, the Council for Art and Industry (CAI) was established through the British Board of Trade under the chairmanship of Frank Pick. In their report, the 1932 Gorell Committee had raised concerns about the lack of design quality...

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

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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

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...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

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...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...

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...

Charter of Athens (1933–1943)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...