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Osaka Expo (1970)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The first world’s fair in Asia was held in Osaka, Japan, between March 15 and September 13, 1970, and reflected Japan’s resurgent culture and postwar economic growth after the Second World War. The Expo was an opportunity for the Japanese...

Biba (1964–75)

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

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...A London-based retail store set up by Barbara Hulanicki and her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon. Initially, it was a small mail-order business, but a retail store was soon opened in 1964 in London’s Kensington area. Following further local...

Modern Design in Japan (1973–1990)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Design in the period 1973–1990 reflected interesting responses to changes in Japan’s economic fortunes. The year 1973 was remarkable in that it was the “design year” as defined by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, with many...

Grapus 100

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 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A French graphic artists’ collective that operated between 1970 and 1991 that tried to combine quality design works with an agenda of political and societal involvement. Instituted by Pierre Bernard, the collective’s members were all...
...Mårten Blomkvist, ‘Decenniet som inte klippte sig’ (‘The decade that never cut its hair’) [film review], Elle [Swedish edition], November 2010.One almost cries when seeing the Coop bag . . . , all white, only printed with the blue symbol...

Sinclair, Clive Sir (1940–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The inventor Sir Clive Sinclair is synonymous with British consumer electronics of the 1970s and 1980s. After leaving school, Sinclair became a technical journalist, working as an assistant editor at Practical Wireless and Instrument...

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...

National Institute for Industrial Research (Instituto Nacional de Investigação Industrial) (INII), Portugal (1959–79)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Instituto Nacional de Investigação Industrial (INII) (National Institute for Industrial Research) was established in 1959 by the Portuguese New State’s dictatorship and under a program for industrial development ran in the 1950s...

Superstudio (1966–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...One of the most important practices of the Italian Radical Movement, based in Florence, Superstudio included Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, later joined by Alessandro and Roberto Magris and Piero Frassinelli. Its work...

From Policies to Politics: Finnish Design on the Ideological Battlefield in the 1960s and 1970s

Scandinavian Design : Alternative Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...In the postwar Western world, design has, by its nature, belonged to the value system of culture while also to the supposedly value-neutral realm of technology, industry and commerce. In Finland, the symbiosis of these two domains...