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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...

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...

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...

The Metamorphosis of A Norwegian Design Magazine: Nye Bonytt, 1968–1971

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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Writing Design : Words and Objects

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...In the course of just a few years, around 1970, the Norwegian design magazine Bonytt underwent a profound metamorphosis. For three decades, it had been the only periodical produced by and for the professional design community in Norway...

Crafting a Design Counterculture: the Pastoral and the Primitive in Italian Radical Design, 1972–1976

Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction The opening in 1972 of Italy: The New Domestic Landscape: Achievements and Problems of Italian Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is recognised as a landmark moment in Italy’s design history....

Rubik’s Cube, Hungary

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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Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Ernő Rubik and his cube Rubik's ® used by permission of Seven Towns limited, www.rubikscom Let me count the ways: an icon of toy history, an icon...

What Is Designing?

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 2 : Professional Practice and Design Theories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Literature on design methods began to appear in most industrialized countries in the nineteen fifties and sixties. Before that time it was sufficient to know that designing was what architects, engineers, industrial designers and others did...

Hello Kitty, Japan

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Hello Kitty in the Paris Christmas Parade, General Liberator Bernardo O’Higgins Avenue, Santiago, Chile, 2010. Photograph by Jorge Barrios Riquelme. Her mouthless face, with black dots for eyes, imparts...

Material Memories

Love Objects : Emotion, Design and Material Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction Sandbye, 1999, p. 184 Rather than about concretely depicted and absent objects, photography is about...

Hard Werken (1979–82)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. 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

...Hard Werken was an underground magazine first published in 1979 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) of which ten issues were released, the last one in 1982. Its design clearly overshadowed its content. It dealt initially with Rotterdam cultural...