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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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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...

New Towns Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. 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 Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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...

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...

The Production and Consumption of Model Worlds: Futurama and “War Maneuver Models” Exhibition, 1937–1944

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

...Bel Geddes was one of the most important creators of visions of modernity. His models of futuristic cities cast him as a technocratic modernist, while his battle dioramas fashioned his image as armchair general and military prophet...

Typographica (1949–67)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Typographica magazine of typography and graphic art was published in London between 1949 and 1967. The magazine appeared in two series, both sixteen issues each. Designed and edited by Herbert Spencer, the magazine was an expression...