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Compasso d’Oro (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Compasso d’Oro is Italy’s longest-running and most prestigious design award. La Rinascente, the department store chain that has a long-standing relationship with Italian design, set up the Compasso d’Oro (Golden Compass) in 1954. Gio...

La Rinascente (1918–)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...La Rinascente (derived from the Italian Rinascita—“rebirth”) is a group of department stores selling upmarket and fashionable clothing, and household and beauty products. Luigi and Ferdinando Bocconi originally founded the business in Milan...

Politecnico di Torino (Turin Polytechnic) (1906–)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Regio Politecnico di Torino (Royal Turin Polytechnic) was founded in 1906, but its origins are found in the Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri (Technical School for Engineers), founded in 1859, and the Museo Industriale Italiano...

Christofle (1830–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A manufacturer of silver, cutlery, sculpture, and the largest electroplate and electrotype firm in France, Charles Christofle (1805–63), a jeweler, founded the silversmithing firm Christofle et Cie in 1830. In the early 1840s, during an era...

Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic) (1863–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Politecnico di Milano (Milan Polytechnic) is Italy’s preeminent school of architecture, design, and engineering. It was initially set up as an engineering school in 1863, amid concern at Italy’s economic and industrial competitiveness...

Portuguese Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The study of Portuguese design immediately raises the issue of how a country with an emerging industrial process, technological backwardness, and the existence of a long dictatorship (1926–74), with strongly isolationist, repressive...

Novecento

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Novecento was an artistic movement that arose in Italy during the 1920s and 1930s. The term Novecento principally refers to the movement founded in Milan in 1922 by a group of painters including Mario Sironi, and supported by journalist...

Reed & Barton

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The silver manufacturer Reed & Barton is best known for high-quality sterling and silver plate flatware and hollowware. The company was initially established in Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1824 as Babbitt and Crossman, producing Britannia...

Ponti, Gio (1891–1979)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Prominent Milanese architect, painter, theorist, and industrial designer, Ponti trained as an architect at Milan’s Polytechnic, where he graduated (1921) after serving in the army in the First World War. He subsequently formed...

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) (São Paulo Art Museum) (1947–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) (São Paulo Art Museum) was opened in the heart of São Paulo in 1947 by media entrepreneur Assis Chateaubriand. It was housed in a modernist building designed by Lina Bo Bardi, an Italian architect based...