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Working from home: Fashioning the professional designer in Britain

Design Culture : Objects and Approaches

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...This chapter examines the representation of the home as a working environment for two Consultant Designers in the formative years of the design profession in Britain, 1950–60: Gaby Schreiber (1916–91) and FHK Henrion (1899–97). The primary...

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...
...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...

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...

American National Exhibition, Moscow (1959)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The American National Exhibition took place in Moscow’s Sokol’niki Park for six weeks, opening on July 25, 1959. The exhibition was a result of a cultural agreement signed between the Soviet Union and the United States in January 1958...

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...

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...