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Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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...This surreal montage is from a series of portraits (Tribu) by contemporary illustrator Catherine McIntyre.A movement launched from Paris by André Breton in 1924 with the Manifesto of Surrealism. Influenced by Sigmund Freud’s theory...

Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880–1918)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Guillaume Apollinaire was born Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzsky in Rome on August 26, 1880, to a Polish noblewoman Angélique Alexandrine Kostrowitzky and an unknown father. Raised in the south of France, he eventually moved to Paris...

Surrealism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Surrealism was one of the most significant of the revolutionary cultural movements that emerged in the early twentieth century. Its influence remains widespread in contemporary art and the word “surreal” is now popularly used to describe...

Exquisite Corpse

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

eBook

...From cadavre exquis; a surrealist technique that uses chance and accident in the creation of text or pictures. Pictured is a brochure created by KesselsKramer for the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam. The brochure features cross-cut...

Surrealism

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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...An early twentieth century avant-garde movement in art and literature. Popularised by Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, surrealism sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind by, for example, the irrational juxtaposition...

Art and Literature of the Avant-Gardes 1897–1918

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Early in the 19th century, the term “avant-garde,” which originally described the position of an army on the battlefield, came to characterize the arts as well. In 1845, a Frenchman, Gabriel Désiré Laverdant, wrote...

Frottage

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

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...The French word for ‘rubbing’ that describes a technique first developed by surrealist artist Max Ernst in 1925. Ernst created a series of experimental drawings from rubbings taken from the patterns in the grain of old wooden floors, which...

Dada

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Dada refers to a loosely affiliated and brief-lived artistic movement (c.1916–23) whose foundational ideas would, nevertheless, resonate with radical artists throughout the twentieth century. Dada was one of several avant-garde movements...

Western and Southern Europe 1900–1939

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Aside from the Great Powers—Britain, France, and Germany—and the widespread social democracy in Scandinavia, other countries in Western Europe experienced an extremely diverse mix of political circumstances in the period...

Central and Eastern Europe 1900–1939

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction The end of World War I brought momentous changes in Central and Eastern Europe. With the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian, German, and Russian empires, Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, Ruthenia and a small part of Silesia...