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Highlighting Race Issues Through Mentoring and Design

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book Chapter

...Graphic design can play a positive role in sharing and promoting hope and humanity in troubled times. It can serve as a tool to highlight issues such as immigration, race, and religion and encourage a meaningful discussion among young...

Reading Hannah Arendt (Politically, for an American in the 21st Century)

Designing in Dark Times : An Arendtian Lexicon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...“At the present moment, thinking is greatly to be desired”Hannah Arendt was already a New Yorker when I first became aware of her writings, but it took some time before I was disposed to read European philosophers — as an undergraduate art...

Trend Forecasters—Fashion’s “Insurance Companies”

Jenny Lantz

Jenny Lantz is a researcher at the Center for Arts, Business and Culture at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, and senior lecturer in Fashion Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. She was a fellow at Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Trendmakers : Behind the Scenes of the Global Fashion Industry

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...We used to say that if you can find areas of fear, uncertainty and doubt, that’s a sign that you should study them more closely. (Neil Bradford, CEO (2008–2009), WGSN)Worth Global Style Network (WGSN), headquartered in London...

Graphic Design and Politics: Thomas Nast and the “TAMMANY TIGER LOOSE”

David Raizman

David Raizman is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and Art History at Drexel University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Graphic Design History : Image, Text, and Context

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...IntroductionThe 2015 Academy Award for “Best Picture” and “Best Screenplay” went to the film “Spotlight,” directed by Tom McCarthy. “Spotlight” was the name of the investigative journalism unit at the Boston Globe that pursued leads...

Machine Art Exhibition, New York (1934)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...In 1934, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) staged a major exhibition titled “Machine Art.” Initiated by museum director Alfred H. Barr Jr. and overseen by curator Philip Johnson, the exhibition was extraordinarily popular and similarly...

The Department Store Interior

Emily M. Orr

Emily M. Orr is Assistant Curator of American Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing the Department Store : Display and Retail at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...As the window dresser’s oversight extended to the interior, the designer became known by the more all-encompassing title of displayman and the name itself implied responsibility beyond windows. The interior sales floors were another site...

Food, Race, and the “New Advertising”: The Levy’s Jewish Rye Bread Campaign 1963–1969

David Raizman

David Raizman is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art and Art History at Drexel University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Graphic Design History : Image, Text, and Context

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...Advertising owes its existence to the capacityOf human beings to respond to ideas clothedIn beauty, sincerity, and originality.IntroductionEach February, the annual National Football League’s championship game (the “Super Bowl”—the first...

Retail Architecture

Emily M. Orr

Emily M. Orr is Assistant Curator of American Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing the Department Store : Display and Retail at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...The Visibility of Construction and Renovation While contrasting regulations in building codes determined a number of notable divergences in the development of department store architecture in America and Britain, architects in both...

Marguerite Zorach: The Roots of the Modern Embroidery Movement

Cynthia Fowler

Cynthia Fowler is a feminist art historian and professor of art at Emmanuel College, Boston. She received her PhD from the University of Delaware in 2002 and also holds fellowships from the Smithsonian Institute, the Winterthur Museum, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Previous work includes Hooked Rugs: Encounters in American Modern Art, Craft and Design and Locating American Art: Finding Meaning in Art Museums. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Modern Embroidery Movement

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...Painters are condescending to design furniture and rugs, sculptors make radiator caps, draughtsmen concern themselves with the lines of automobiles. This is well and good. But it remained for an American woman, Marguerite Thompson Zorach ....

How New York Stole Modern Fashion

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg Publishers, 2006

Book Chapter

...The year was 1973. The occasion was a fashion show at Versailles, an event organized by New York fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert as a benefit for the palace. Five American designers, including Bill Blass, Oscar de La Renta, Anne Klein...