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Cooper–Hewitt National Design Museum, New York (1897–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Cooper–Hewitt National Design Museum was originally founded in 1897 and located in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion on “Museum Mile” in New York City at 91st Street and Fifth Avenue, the first structural steel private residence ever built....

Butler, Frances (1940–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...American graphic artist, who was born in Missouri, Butler works in textiles, clothing, posters, etchings, sculpture, books, and manuscripts. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Masters in Design in 1964. From...

Klein, Calvin (1942–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Klein is an American fashion designer born in the Bronx, New York. He studied apparel design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Klein did not graduate from the school, yet he received an honorary doctorate in 2003. On his...

Woolworth, F. W.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Woolworth was America’s earliest chain of five-and-dime stores, the first of which opened in Utica, New York, in 1878. Though this store failed, Frank Winfield Woolworth opened another in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which offered pricier 10...

Blizzard Entertainment (1991–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Blizzard Entertainment is an American games development company based in Irvine, California, known as one of the leading creators of real-time strategy games. Their three main intellectual properties include the World of Warcraft...

Roseville

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Roseville was a US art pottery founded in 1892 in Zanesville, Ohio, at a facility formerly operated by J. B. Owens who moved the company from Roseville, Ohio. Products were marketed at a wide price range and the company offered premiums...

Byrdcliffe Art Colony (1902–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Byrdcliffe is an artist colony located in the Catskill Mountains just outside the town of Woodstock, New York. Founded in 1902 by a wealthy Englishman Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead (1854–1929), who had studied at Balliol College, Oxford...

Kelly, Richard (1910–77)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Kelly trained as an architect, but is best known for his work as a lighting designer. He worked with many illustrious architects at the height of modernism including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen. His...

Hadley, Albert (1920–2012)

Fiona Fisher

Fiona Fisher is a researcher in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, UK, where she is a member of the Modern Interiors Research Centre. 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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...American interior designer Hadley was born in Springfield, Tennessee, and soon after moved to Nashville. While attending high school, he worked at Bradfords furniture store and developed an interest in interior design. He began taking...

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (1930–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, was founded in 1930 during the Great Depression in order to address employment needs. Founder Edward “Tink” Adams thought that by employing “working” teachers (those with current...