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Highlighting Race Issues Through Mentoring and Design

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...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...

Window Display

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

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...The show window’s predominance on the façade and its transparency as a sidewalk sales device linked display directly with architecture. George S. Cole was the author of one of the earliest American texts on window dressing, which he...

Introduction

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

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...At Christmas time in about 1894, the department store Abraham & Straus in Brooklyn, New York, sent out a promotional mailing of “The Model Department Store,” a collapsible three-dimensional paper model that reproduced exterior and interior...

Machine Art Exhibition, New York (1934)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

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...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...

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

eBook

...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

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...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 ....

Transforming Audiences: Stage Design to Industrial Design

Norman Bel Geddes : American Design Visionary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Bel Geddes hoped to transform consumers of theatrical, commercial, and architectural design by breaking down barriers between audiences and actors, workers and the bourgeoisie, and the purchaser and the product. As a designer he aimed...

Design Objects and the Museum

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Arguably the first clear attempt to define design objects for museum collections was in the Museum of Manufactures in London, set up in the wake of the 1851 Great Exhibition and later to become the Victoria and Albert Museum (V...

The Shopfitting Industry

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

eBook

...In 1916 the Dry Goods Economist editorialized, “While ‘What to Buy and How to Sell It’ has been the Economist’s slogan for over a generation, of late years emphasis has been transferred from the first three words to the last...