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Adam, Ken (1921–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Adam is a production designer, born in Berlin, Germany, although his family moved to Britain in 1933 following the rise to power of the Nazi Party. Adam trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Having served...

Set Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Set design is customarily understood to be the visual interpretation of scenery, furniture, and props used for performances in theater, television, and film. The use of scenery became popular after the Renaissance, when theater moved...

Lighting Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Lighting design is the design of lighting systems for different applications in exterior and interior environments. An appropriately lit environment serves a person’s ability to see well and to be able to do the tasks that they need...

Messel, Oliver (1904–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British set and costume designer born in London, Messel was known for his innovative work before and after the Second World War in both theater and film. Trained at the Slade School of Art, London, he initially worked as a portrait painter,...

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Richard Martin writes about film, art and architecture. He lives in London, and currently teaches at King's College London and Tate Modern. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of David Lynch

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (London: Faber and Faber, 2005), p. 12. I liked looking on at other people in crucial situations. The Enclosures of Modernity The twentieth century can be mapped out in stages...

Bel Geddes, Norman (1893–1958)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...American industrial designer whose design practice at the height of its success grew to employ over 2,000 people. Born Norman Melancton Geddes (1893–1958), he only became Norman Bel Geddes on his marriage to Helen Belle Schneider in 1918....

Ballets Russes (1909–29)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Ballets Russes was a company established in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev known for its cutting-edge design and performance praxis. It had two short seasons in 1909 and 1910 before becoming a touring company in Paris. It established a home...

Scenography

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Scenography can be referred to as the interrelationship of set design, architecture, audience, costume design, and dramaturgy in the construction of meaning in theater and performance. The term has been used since antiquity to refer...

Bernard, Oliver (1881–1931)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A scenic, graphic, and interior designer, Bernard survived the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, making drawings of the event for the London Illustrated News. He designed for the British Empire Exhibition 1924 and the Boston Opera...

Hollywood

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hollywood is an area in Los Angeles that is known for being the home of the major motion picture industries and a center for the production and dissemination of American mass culture; the location is home to some of the most monumental...