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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

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Charter of Athens (1933–1943)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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...

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...

The Arts of War: “Visual Presentation” and National Intelligence

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

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...A Note on Sources Unless otherwise indicated, sources for this article are the declassified records of the Office of Strategic Services R[ecord] G[roup] 226, US National Archives and Record Administration. The great conflicts that have...

Union des Artistes Modernes (1929–59)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Union des Artistes Modernes, or UAM, is a French movement founded in May 1929, by a group of designers and architects who encouraged the use of new materials like tubular steel, sheet metal, and synthetic fabrics, as well as a break...

New York World’s Fair (1939–40)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The New York’s World’s Fair of 1939 was organized in the midst of the first truly global economic crisis that shook societies all over the world. The Fair could be seen as one of the unofficial projects of Roosevelt’s New Deal, striving...

Werkkunstschulen, Germany (1949–71)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In Germany the Nazi Regime severely altered the education in art and design. The unity of arts and crafts in the Kunstgewerbeschulen was broken up in favor of the separation into pure art academies and Meisterschulen des Deutschen Handwerks...

The Ethos of The Victoria and Albert Museum Circulation Department 1947–1960

Joanna Weddell

Joanna Weddell has a background in architecture and is currently researching post-war design and museology at the Research Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the University of Brighton, UK; she also teaches History of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design Objects and The Museum

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Until government cuts in 1977, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) had an historic commitment to regional design education, successfully fulfilled by its Circulation Department, which sent small and large touring exhibitions...

Another History, Another Designing

Tony Fry

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Tony Fry is Principal of The Studio at the Edge of the World, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia and Visiting Professor at Universidad de Ibagué, Colombia. Tony has held academic positions in Australia and internationally and is the author of twelve books, including Design Futuring(2009); Design as Politics (2011) and Becoming Human By Design (2012). His latest book is Remaking Cities (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan C. Stewart

Susan C. Stewart is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Curriculum Development, Design School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Question of History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This essay is predominantly a case study of the “the Holocaust,” an “event” in which design was deeply implicated, and whose horror overwhelmed its time and place.But before approaching this case study one has to deal with how “the...