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Isamu Noguchi

Designer Biography

...Noguchi was an American-born Japanese designer, artist, sculptor, and set decorator who pursued his career internationally and is particularly well known for his sculptural tables and chairs for Herman Miller....

Phenomenology and the Senses in Interiors

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...These hours that with gentle work did frameThe lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell—William Shakespeare, Sonnet V The Heuristic Sketch Model As A Location For Sense Awareness The notion of atmospheric...

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Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is Head of Graduate Studies and Deputy Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is also author of The Craft Reader (Berg, 2009) and Thinking Through Craft (Berg, 2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking Through Craft

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book Chapter

...As Ad Reinhardt supposedly said, “sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.” This line, possibly apocryphal, is most often attributed to Ad Reinhardt. Peter Selz however recalls that the line...

Herman Miller

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Herman Miller, Inc. revolutionized design in the mid-twentieth century through the production of modern furnishings for the home and office. The company was established as the Star Furniture Co. in 1905 in Zeeland, Michigan, and originally...

Kenmochi, Isamu 剣持勇 (1912–71)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Japanese product and interior designer, Kenmochi graduated from the Tokyo Higher School of Arts and Technology and entered the National Research Institute of Industrial Arts (NRIIA) in Sendai in 1932. At NRIIA, he worked for a study group...

Noguchi, Isamu (1904–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Noguchi was an American-born Japanese designer, artist, sculptor, and set decorator who pursued his career internationally and is particularly well known for his sculptural tables and chairs for Herman Miller. Born in Los Angeles, he...

Nelson, George (1907–87)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...George Nelson was an important figure in post-Second World War American design in terms of practice, education, and publications. He studied architecture at Yale University graduating in 1931. His interest in modernism, fueled by studies...