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Bruce Porter, a multi-talented American artist renowned for contributions in painting, sculpture, stained-glass design, writing, mural painting, landscape design, and art criticism, significantly influenced the San Francisco Bay Area’s art and design community.
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Memphis Group Furniture

Italian design critic Barbara Radice is renowned for shaping the narrative of the Memphis Group, a 1980s postmodern design collective. Her works, including the influential “Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures and Successes of New Design,” have provided critical insight into the group’s multidisciplinary output.Read More →

Picasso Design Influence

Pablo Picasso’s modern art has a profound influence on the design world such as furniture, textiles, and industrial design. His tendencies to challenge norms, emphasis on geometry, multifaceted output, emotional complexity, and timeless quality provide rich inspiration for designers, promoting creativity and an unconventional approach.Read More →

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Henry van de Velde was a Belgian architect, industrial designer, painter and art critic. He worked in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.Read More →

A Look at Fashion Designer Jacques Doucet's Private Collection | Architectural Digest

Jacques Doucet, a renowned 20th-century fashion designer and art collector, had a profound influence in art, design, and architecture. His unique taste combined traditional and contemporary art, while his work in Art Deco design and his collaboration with prominent artists and designers showcased his eclectic artistic vision.Read More →

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Hilton Kramer, the former N.Y. Times Art Editor, discussed constructivism in a 1972 exhibition called “Constructivist Tendencies”. Constructivism was a movement that emerged in Russia in the early 20th century and was characterised by a rejection of traditional art forms and a focus on geometric shapes, industrial materials, and a functionalist approach to design. Read More →

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John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) was a British social critic and writer. His influential books The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849) and The Stones of Venice (1851—53) show his interest in architecture, particularly the Gothic style. Read More →

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Roger Fry was a British painter, writer, art critic, designer, and lecturer. He was born in London. Between 1885 – 1890, he studied natural sciences, Cambridge University, and Académie Julian, Paris, 1892. Read More →

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Between the wars, Teige was a prominent figure in Czech art and architecture. He was the editor of many avant-garde magazines, including Disk, Stavba, and ReD, and wrote about photography. Read More →