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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...

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...

Britain Can Make It Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum (1946)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Skills that designers had honed through wartime exhibition work were used in the design of Britain Can Make It, the first significant postwar British exhibition. Held at the Victoria and Albert Museum from September to December 1946...

Exhibition of the Lands Regained, Wrocław (1948)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Polish Exhibition of the Lands Regained was mounted in the city of Wrocław in 1948 as companion to the Communist International Congress for Peace of that year. Set across 150 acres, the exhibition celebrated the new territories that had...

Carvacraft

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Carvacraft was the trade name given to a range of streamlined art deco phenolic resin desk accessories designed by Charles Boynton for the stationery supplier John Dickinson Ltd. who manufactured the Basildon Bond paper brand. Although...

Pop Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Pop design emerged in the later 1940s and 1950s on both sides of the Atlantic, highlighting connections among fine arts, popular culture, and functional objects. Reyner Banham, author and proclaimed leader of the London Independents Group...

Exhibiting Exhibitions: Designing and Displaying Fascism

Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Exhibitions exerted a pervasive power in the politically aestheticised environment of Fascist Italy. Benito Mussolini considered himself an artist, a poet and a storyteller, and he aimed to control the regime’s narrative to the masses...

New Towns Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The New Towns movement refers to the period of massive urban development that took place following the Second World War in Britain, in which over thirty new towns and cities were built to address the mass housing crisis caused by war damage...

A Continuous Landscape? Neighborhood Planning and the New “Local” in Postwar Bristol

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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Flow : Interior, landscape and architecture in the era of liquid modernity

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...In 1941, the author of Reconstruction and the Public House foresaw the importance of the postwar social landscape to the pub of the future. It will be, he said, “the surroundings which will determine the character of the public house....

“Si Ma Cuisine M’Était Comptée:” Paris Match and The Salon Des Arts MéNagers During The Fourth Republic

Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...In 1956, the French writer Boris Vian penned a satirical song, La Complainte du progrès (The Lament of Progress), in which he satirized the popular obsession with the annual Salon des arts ménagers (Household show), from now on referred...