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The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (FIT) (1969–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (FIT) was originally founded as the Design Laboratory in 1969. It moved to its current location at 7th Avenue and 27th Street in 1974 and held its first exhibition in 1975...

Pratt Institute, New York (1887–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, was founded in 1887 by wealthy oil industrialist Charles Pratt to assist artists and the working classes in making a living through art. It consists of a School of Architecture, Art and Design...

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) (1965–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...IDSA was created by a number of earlier organizations, which evolved according to professional and industrial interests. Following Macy’s exhibition of modern design, most notably including pieces from the 1925 Paris Exhibition, a number...

Museum of Modern Art, New York (1929–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was, from its beginnings, a promoter of modern visual culture. As seen in its collections, buildings, growth, and exhibitions, it sees the idea of “modern” to not be transitory but evolutionary. The role...

Interiors (1940–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Interiors, published in the United States, was one of the first trade journals with an interest in the professionalization of the interior design industry. Originating as Upholsterer and Interior Decorator, from 1888 to 1935...

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) (1877–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Following the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia, the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission (thirty-four women) took the remaining $1,675 from their exhibition budget to start a school for art and craft...

Colonial Williamsburg (1926–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Colonial Williamsburg is a living museum of eighteenth-century American life. Starting in 1926 during a period of American Revivalist interests, the collaborative efforts of Dr. W. A. R. Goodwin and John D. Rockefeller preserved...

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) (1931–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has its roots in the American Institute of Decorators (AID), founded in 1931. While its roots are based in the rise of interior decoration as a profession, it was in 1975 that ASID came...

Black Mountain College, North Carolina (1933–58)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As a progressive educational institute, Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina, was led by an impressive roster of faculty, as well as fostering innovative students. This led it to be considered one of the most influential...

Institute of Design (Chicago) (1939–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1937 former faculty of the German Bauhaus, Lázló Moholy-Nagy, György Kepes, and Mies van der Rohe, founded the New Bauhaus School, at the invitation of Chicago’s Association of Art and Industry. This was a precedent for the Institute...