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British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age: A Retrospective View

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh, where he also holds the positions of Principal of Edinburgh College of Art and Vice Principal of the University (Creative Arts). He was trained at the Courtauld Institute of Art (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MA, PhD), London, and has subsequently taught at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Royal College of Art, and London College of Fashion. Before taking up his post at Edinburgh, he was Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Christopher has published widely on the history and theory of fashion and its relationship to masculinities and urban cultures. Key publications include “The Culture of Fashion” (MUP 1995), “The Hidden Consumer” (MUP 1999), “Fashion” (OUP 2003), and “Fashioning London” (Berg 2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ghislaine Wood

Ghislaine Wood is a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Design: Tradition and Modernity after 1948

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...In the stifling summer of 1948, London, a city poleaxed by the physical, economic and emotional effects of seven years of conflict, hosted the first post-war Olympic Games with a sense of trepidation. And yet, the Organising Committee...

Chunning, Guo 郭春宁 (1958–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Chinese graphic designer Guo graduated from the Central Academy of Arts & Design (now the Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University) and was given a position as a graphic designer in the advertising department of the state-owned...

Norwegian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Norway’s new official passports (2014) by Neue Design Studio were recently praised by an international crowd of designers, journalists, bloggers, and tweeters and were described as an immediate design classic. According to the critics...

Wolff Olins (1965–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Wolff Olins, the branding consultancy, was founded by graphic designer Michael Wolff (b. 1933) and brand consultant Wally Olins (1930–2014) in London, 1965. It was the fourth significant design consultancy to emerge in Britain in the 1960s...

Supergraphics

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Supergraphics are bold, oversized typographic or geometric marks applied to buildings or architectural environments, creating optical distortions of space or facilitating way-finding. Stripes, circles, arrows, letterforms, and numerals...

Aicher, Otl (1922–91)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Aicher was a German graphic and type designer who was born in Ulm-Söflingen, and worked in Ulm, Munich, and Allgäu. Profoundly affected by the impact of growing up in Germany under the politically and culturally oppressive rule...

Nagai, Kazumasa 永井一正 (1929–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Japanese graphic designer, printmaker, and sculptor, Kazumasa trained at the Sculpture Department of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music from 1949 to 1951. After working as a graphic designer at Daiwabo Holdings Company, he...

Chinese Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In China, there is a long history of design, which has its roots in ancient art and craft traditions. One of the government-endorsed textbooks on Chinese design history, Chinese Design History (Zhongguo Yishu Sheji Shi ) (2001/2013), offers...

Reading Isotype

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 4 : Development, Globalization, Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Isotype International System Of TYpographic Picture Education was developed by the Viennese philosopher and social scientist Otto Neurath beginning in the 1920s. The system uses simplified pictures to convey social...

Hara, Kenya 原研哉 (1958–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hara is a Japanese product, graphic, and exhibition designer, and art director, who emphasizes the design of both objects and experiences. In 1998, he designed a sign system for Umeda Hospital using white cloth rather than plastics...