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...Financed by the European Recovery Plan, also known as the Marshall Plan, the traveling exhibition entitled Wir bauen ein besseres Leben (We’re Building a Better Life), which was first displayed at West Berlin’s 1952 German Industrial Trade...

Neo-Liberty

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Neo-Liberty style was an Italian design movement that emerged in the mid-1950s as a reaction against the perceived dogmatic nature of the International Style of modern architecture and design. Its detractors, including Reyner Banham, coined...

Design in Scandinavia (Touring Show) 1954–7

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design in Scandinavia was the most important of a series of joint Scandinavian touring exhibitions of the 1950s and 1960s. With the motto “United we stand,” it was a result of the diligent efforts of the national societies of crafts...

American National Exhibition, Moscow (ANEM) (1959)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The American National Exhibition, hosted for six weeks at Sokol’niki Park in Moscow during the summer of 1959, was held by the US government in order to show the American way of life to a Soviet audience. It is considered one of the most...

Helvetica, Switzerland

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...‘Meet the Cast’, Experimental Jetset (2006), film poster for Helvetica, directed by Gary Hustwit (Piexifilm / Swiss Dots), 2007. Swiss Graphic Design and Akzidenz Grotesk In February 1956, one year before...

Marimekko

Kjetil Fallan

Kjetil Fallan is associate professor of Design History at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Design History: Understanding Theory and Method (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010) and the editor of Scandinavian Design: Alternative Histories (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and is also an editor of the Journal of Design History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Marimekko is a Finnish textile manufacturer established in 1951 by Viljo and Armi Ratia. The company quickly established a distinctive style characterized by bold, brightly colored fabrics and simple cuts. In the formative period, designers...

Zagrebacki Trienale (Zagreb Triennale), (1955 and 1959)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The first Zagrebacki Trienale (Zagreb Triennale) was held from November 5–25, 1955, at the Umjetnički Paviljon (Arts Pavilion) in Zagreb. The Udruzenje likovnih umjetnika primijenjenih umjetnosti Hrvatske (Croatian Association of Visual...

Bel Design

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

...A period in Italian design, which began in the late 1950s when the “economic miracle” encouraged industry to use designers to create products that were both useful and attractive, often engaging with technological innovations, especially...

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...

Gute Form Traveling Exhibition 1951

Jeremy Aynsley

Jeremy Aynsley is Professor of History of Design at the Royal College of Art, London and author of Graphic Design in Germany 1890-1945 and Designing Modern Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The designer Max Bill promoted the concept of die gute Form particularly in Switzerland and Germany in the 1950s. The concept, best translated as “Good Design,” stood for an approach that was intended to be functional...