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Repetition

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Visual repetition is the use of similar elements within a composition or design, which leads the eye to make a visual connection between similar objects. For example, a series of straight lines of the same length, width, and direction...

Psychedelia

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Psychedelia is a term initially employed in 1957 by British psychiatrist Humphry Osmond, whose experiments with mescaline resulted in, he said, “not escapes from, but enlargements of reality.” Initially seeking alternative treatment...

Pop Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Pop design emerged in the later 1940s and 1950s on both sides of the Atlantic, highlighting connections among fine arts, popular culture, and functional objects. Reyner Banham, author and proclaimed leader of the London Independents Group...

The Limitless Design, 1980s to 2000s

Lasse Brunnström

Lasse Brunnström is Emeritus Professor of Design History at HDK - School of Design and Crafts, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed a chapter on the Princess telephone to 'Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things' (Bloomsbury, 2014) and has published books on subjects including telephone design and industrial design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swedish Design : A History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...The Visual Values Are Upgraded Postmodernism’s breakthrough in design arrived with a bang at the Milan Exhibition in September 1981. Under the direction of Olivetti’s former chief designer Ettore Sottsass Jr the Italian Memphis group...

Murdoch, Peter (1940–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Murdoch is a British furniture designer, best known for his Pop-inspired furniture of the mid-1960s, particularly his innovative 1963 Spotty paper chair designs. Although his paper designs were initially aimed at children, its innovative...

Pesce, Gaetano (1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Gaetano Pesce is a prominent Italian architect, artist, and designer; he trained at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) and at the Higher Institute of Design in Venice. Pesce started his activity with the N Group...

Independent Group

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Independent Group was a collective of theorists, artists, photographers, architects, writers, and designers including Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, William Turnbull, Nigel Henderson, Peter Reyner Banham, Mary Banham, Alison...

Broadened Design Commissions, 1950s to 1980s

Lasse Brunnström

Lasse Brunnström is Emeritus Professor of Design History at HDK - School of Design and Crafts, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed a chapter on the Princess telephone to 'Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things' (Bloomsbury, 2014) and has published books on subjects including telephone design and industrial design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swedish Design : A History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...The Industrial Design Profession Finds its Form In December 1955 the newly graduated British industrial designer Peter Maddock arrived in Gothenburg by boat, carrying only a backpack, for the journey on to Stockholm. He had earlier the same...

Postmodernism and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Postmodernism is an international movement that spread across art, design, the decorative arts, and architecture in the late twentieth century. Encompassing a wide set of styles and theoretical concepts, Postmodernism can be broadly...