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Osaka Expo (1970)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Grapus 100

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Designing the ‘Consumer in Infinity’: The Swedish Cooperative Union’s New Consumer Policy, c.1970

Scandinavian Design : Alternative Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Book Chapter

...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...

Contemporary Arts and Crafts Makers in Rural England

Imogen Racz

Dr Imogen Racz is Senior Lecturer at Coventry University, England, teaching contextual studies across the fine and applied arts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Crafts

Berg, 2009

Book Chapter

...This chapter will discuss crafts made in the countryside that express a continuation of ideas and styles that link back to the Arts and Crafts movement. Many of these ideas emerged from William Morris’s desire to change the capitalist...