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Marcel Breuer

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Alfred Roth

Alfred Roth  

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(1903–98).Swiss architect. He established his position within International Modernism by collaborating with Le Corbusier and Jeanneret-Gris on two houses for the Weissenhofsiedlung (1927), described ...
Bauhaus

Bauhaus  

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A school of applied arts established by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 and noted for its refined functionalist approach to architecture and industrial design. The socialist principles on which ...
bentwood

bentwood  

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Plywood furniture shaped in rod or, more frequently, sheet form and bent under steam heat into curves. It was first developed in the early 19th century in the USA, though a number of 20th-century ...
Bernard Louis Zehrfuss

Bernard Louis Zehrfuss  

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(1911–96).French architect. From 1943 to 1948 he designed buildings, including housing, schools, hospitals, and a hippodrome in Tunisia, and, with others, was responsible for planning much that was ...
Bruno Mathsson

Bruno Mathsson  

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(1907–88)Mathsson was a notable Swedish architect and designer, renowned for his laminated bentwood furniture. He came from a cabinetmaking background and was apprentice in the family workshop from ...
Chrome

Chrome  

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This silvery, reflective metallic finish was first discovered in France in the late 18th century, but did not become commercially viable until 1925. From then on it became increasingly commonly used ...
chromium

chromium  

Symbol Cr. A hard silvery transition element; a.n. 24; r.a.m. 52.00; r.d. 7.19; m.p. 1857°C; b.p. 2672°C. The main ore is chromite (FeCr2O4). The metal has a body-centred-cubic structure. It is ...
Circle

Circle  

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(1937)This important Modernist publication was edited by J. L. Martin, Ben Nicolson, and Naum Gabo and published by Faber, publishers of other important texts (such as Herbert Read's Art & Industry ...
Edward Larrabee Barnes

Edward Larrabee Barnes  

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(1915–2004).Chicago-born architect who studied under Gropius and Breuer at Harvard, later opening an office in NYC. He employed bold geometries, evoking forms used by Le Corbusier, but, influenced by ...
Eliot Noyes

Eliot Noyes  

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(b Boston, 12 Aug 1910; d New Canaan, CT, 18 July 1977),architect and designer. He studied at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, gaining a bachelor's degree in classics in 1932 ...
Gavina

Gavina  

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(established 1960)The origins of this Italian furniture‐manufacturing firm lay in Bologna, where Dina Gavina began furniture production in 1949, although the company was not formally established ...
Harry Seidler

Harry Seidler  

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(1923–2006).Vienna-born Australian architect. He studied in Canada and at Harvard (under Breuer and Gropius), settled in Sydney, Australia, in 1948, and brought aspects of Breuer's style with him, as ...
Harvard architecture

Harvard architecture  

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The work of architects trained in Bauhaus principles by Gropius and Breuer at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in the 1940s and 1950s. Its practitioners included E. L. Barnes, Philip ...
Heal & Son

Heal & Son  

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(established 1810)This leading London firm has had a distinguished history in furniture manufacture and retailing that developed steadily since its establishment as a furniture store by John Harris ...
Herbert Bayer

Herbert Bayer  

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(1900–1985).Painter, photographer, architect, designer, and sculptor. His unspecialized approach to art and design reflected his Bauhaus training emphasizing basic principles of visual communication. ...
Herbert Beckhard

Herbert Beckhard  

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(1926–2003).American architect, he was in partnership with Breuer for a time after the 1939–45 war, and remodelled the latter's own house at New Canaan, CT, in 1981.C. Jones (ed.) (1962)
Herbert Read

Herbert Read  

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(1895–1968)After a brief spell as a bank clerk the British writer, critic, and poet Herbert Read studied at Leeds University before serving in the army in the First World War. He became an important ...
Hugh A. Stubbins

Hugh A. Stubbins  

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(1912–2006).American architect. In 1939 he became assistant to Gropius at Harvard, established his own practice in Cambridge, MA (1940), and succeeded Gropius as Chairman of the Department of ...
Hungarian Activism

Hungarian Activism  

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Movement associated with Constructivism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Bauhaus ideas, influenced also by Futurism and Leftist ideologies. It published MA (Today) in Budapest (1916–19) and in Vienna ...
IBM

IBM  

International Business Machines Corporation. IBM was incorporated in 1911, in the USA, as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company as a result of the merger of three companies, one of which had ...

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