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Alexander Rodchenko

Designer Biography

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...Russian and Soviet graphic designer, photographer, sculptor, painter, theater designer, and theorist, born in St. Petersburg and worked in Moscow, Rodchenko was one of the founders of Russian Constructivism, whose body of work in a broad...

Adamovich, Mikhail Mikhailovich (1884–1947)

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Porcelain artist and monumental painter, born in Moscow, Adamovich lived and worked in Petrograd and Moscow. Adamovich is best known for the agitational propaganda decorations he painted while working at the State Porcelain Factory...

Constructivism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

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...A modern art movement that originated in Russia in the early 1920s. Constructivism is characterised by the use of industrial materials, such as glass, sheet metal and plastic, to create non-representational, often geometric objects. It also...

Hermès

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Hermès is a Parisian luxury lifestyle brand founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès as a harness workshop with the addition of saddlery by 1880. Granted the exclusive rights to use the zipper for leather goods and clothing, Hermès introduced...

Constructivism

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A modern art movement that originated in Moscow around 1920. Constructivism is characterised by the use of industrial materials, such as glass, sheet metal and plastic to create non-representational, often geometric objects, and its wide...

Imperial (Lomonosov) Porcelain Factory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov established a porcelain factory in St. Petersburg in 1744 by order of Empress Elizabeth. In 1765 it became the Imperial Porcelain Factory under Catherine II (1762–96) and produced a series of figures...

Gardner Factory (Porcelain)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Gardner was a porcelain manufactory established in 1766 in Verbliki (near Moscow) by English entrepreneur Francis Gardner. It gained the patronage of Catherine II in the 1870s and became the main rival of the Imperial (Lomonosov) Porcelain...

Constructivism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Constructivism was a movement that emerged in 1914 in Russia and gained momentum during the early years after the 1917 October Revolution, spreading to Europe and affecting architecture, industrial design, theatre design, typography...

Moskvitch

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Moskvitch is a Russian brand of automobile produced by the Moscow-based manufacturer AZLK (itself established in 1930). It began production in 1946 on the assembly line of the Opel Kadett requisitioned from Germany as a war reparation...

Veshch-Objet-Gegenstand, Berlin (1922–3)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The trilingual magazine Veshch-Objet-Gegenstand (Object) resulted from a collaboration between the Russian artist El Lissitzky and the writer Ilya Ehrenburg from 1922 to 1923 in Berlin. The name of the short-lived publication (only three...