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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

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...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

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...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

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...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...

Hara, Kenya 原研哉 (1958–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

Korean Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...(In this article, Korea represents the whole Korean Peninsula before 1945 and the Republic of Korea [South Korea] thereafter.)Since the opening of Korea in 1876 and the Gabo Reform in 1894, Western civilization and material culture were...

Greek Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In European as well as in global context, the development of design may be viewed as a sign of modernization. Under this prism, the history of product design in Greece reflects the controversial and arguably incomplete process...

Reviewing Two Key Redirective Practices

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design Futuring : Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Following on from looking at how design can be reframed and connected to redirective practice, we now consider two examples of particular design-based redirective practices: elimination design and recoding. Both of these practices can...

Wolff Olins (1965–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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

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...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

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...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...