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Giedion, Siegfried (1888–1968)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. 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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...Swiss art historian and critic, Siegfried Giedion was a great advocate of European modernism, visiting the Bauhaus at Dessau and cofounding and acting as secretary general to the Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM). His...

Exhibition of the Lands Regained, Wrocław (1948)

Harriet Atkinson

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Polish Exhibition of the Lands Regained was mounted in the city of Wrocław in 1948 as companion to the Communist International Congress for Peace of that year. Set across 150 acres, the exhibition celebrated the new territories that had...

Festival of Britain 1951

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... lithograph. England, 1951. © Estate of Abram Games and Transport for London. References and further reading Harriet Atkinson . The Festival of Britain: A Land and Its People...

Muthesius, Hermann (1861–1927)

Harriet Atkinson

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Architect, historian, and diplomat, Hermann Muthesius was an advocate for the modern style in architecture and industrial design. In 1896, he was sent by the German government as architectural attaché to the German Embassy in London...

Gray, Milner (1899–1997)

Harriet Atkinson

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Graphic designer Gray was born in London and studied graphic design (then known as “commercial art”) at Goldsmiths College, London. He left during the First World War to join the army, later transferring to the Royal Engineers camouflage...

Pevsner, Nikolaus (1902–83)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Nikolaus Pevsner was a historian of art, architecture, and design whose first English-language book Pioneers of the Modern Movement (1936), reissued by New York’s Museum of Modern Art as Pioneers of Modern Design (1949...

Maldonado, Tomás (1922–)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. 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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...Tomás Maldonado is an industrial designer and theoretician, whose major contributions have been in developing design theory and systematizing modern design education through his teaching and writings. Maldonado was born in Buenos Aires...

Britain Can Make It Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum (1946)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Skills that designers had honed through wartime exhibition work were used in the design of Britain Can Make It, the first significant postwar British exhibition. Held at the Victoria and Albert Museum from September to December 1946...

Forty, Adrian (1948–)

Harriet Atkinson

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Design History Adrian Forty is an architectural historian who was instrumental in demarcating the nascent field of design history and whose book Objects of Desire of 1986, which elucidated the social and economic systems in which...

Black, Misha (1910–77)

Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Émigré designer Black had an extraordinary influence on the direction of twentieth-century architecture and design in Britain. Central to the formation of artists’, architects’, and designers’ organizations in Britain over forty...