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  Boston.com / A&E / Theater/Arts / Design museum intersects art, furniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Museums and private collections in the United States and Europe loaned the works to illustrate the many overlaps between functional design and postmodern art.
Tuttle's star designs are "The Nature of the Gun," a furniture suite of ash and beechwood, and his "Turbulence Chair," hollow wood cubes surrounded by upholstered foam, linked at the corners like two large dice.
Judd insisted that art and design are "fundamentally different based on their makers' intentions." Burton responded by declaring that design and art were "interchangeable" and describing his work as "furniture/sculpture." Tuttle, meanwhile, "synthesized elements from both artists' positions to create unusual and intriguing functional objects," according to a wallboard.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2004/09/09/design_museum_intersects_art_furniture   (569 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Dyson resigns seat at Design Museum
He has been less keen on the museum's role as a map and mirror, no matter how stylish, of design in the broadest sense of the word, including fashion, graphics, advertising and computer animation.
This has brought him into conflict with Alice Rawsthorn, the museum's intelligent and hard-working director, who believes that her role is to represent design in all its manifestations, from retrospectives of Manolo Blahnik shoes and E-Type Jaguars to expositions of the latest Rolls-Royce aircraft engines.
Ms Rawsthorn's aim has been to court a wide audience for whom the engineering aspects of design hold little immediate appeal in an increasingly post-industrial era; she believes that by drawing in audiences with colourful, magazine-like exhibitions she can encourage them to come again and to think further about design issues.
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,1314078,00.html   (770 words)

 architecture and design museum
The world's first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design was established in 1932 at The Museum of Modern Art.
… It was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Patton and Fisher and built with limestone … A stucco addition, designed by Quincy architect Ernest Wood …
The Museum of Scotland designed by Benson + Forsyth is an important contribution to the landscape of the city of Edinburgh.
www.fpws.org /architecture-and-design-museum.html   (456 words)

 Art/Museums: Rooms with a View: Landscape & Wallpaper at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The scale of the design was also affected by machine printing, as the circumference of the new rollers was relatively small, so the size of each repeat was reduced.
Wallpaper followed the "sumptuous" design trend, and sought to imitate the gilded leathers and tapestries of fine and extremely expensive craftsmanship: "flocking," a new technology which imitated velvety textures became fashionable, as did simulated tapestry and gilded leather.
In wallpaper design, it took the form of cropped objects in the foreground, a flattened rendering of perspective, and asymmetry.
www.thecityreview.com /wallpap.html   (5308 words)

 Vitra Design Museum Shop | Startseite
The design takes up elements from surrealist paintings of the day and its organic shape is reminiscent of the seat shell used ten years later by Charles and Ray Eames for their „La Chaise“.
With many illustrations and archival materials that have never before been presented to the public, this book is dedicated to this “Airworld“ and the designers, architects, graphic artists, and fashion designers that created it.
The Vitra Design Museum presents a re-edition of the designs so cherished by collectors — in a true-to-the-original form.
www.design-museum.com   (364 words)

 Library Design Resources
Covers the design of functional objects, designers, craftspeople, design studios, consortiums and partnerships, noteworthy manufacturers, significant historical periods and styles, and materials.
It indexes 2500+ scholarly and professional journals in the subjects of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.
Libraries and archives: design and renovation with a preservation perspective / by Susan Garretson Swartzburg and Holly Bussey, with Frank Garretson.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /ENVI/librarydesign.html   (2129 words)

 The Museum of Costume, Bath, 19th century fashion, mary quant, crinoline
The collection focuses on 18th century fashion, crinoline fashionable 19th century fashion, mary quant dress for museum of costume, ottoline morrell men, women and children from the late 16th 20th century, yves saint laurent century to the present day.
It was the creation dress, costume of Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector and 20th century, yves saint laurent historian, who 18th century fashion, crinoline gave her famous private collection of museum of costume, ottoline morrell costume to the city.
It is not meant to museum of costume, ottoline morrell represent what every man or woman on the street is already wearing.
www.museumofcostume.co.uk   (454 words)

 Welcome to the Design Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Known for its presentations of national and international design-related material, the Design Museum presents world-class theme exhibitions featuring changing installations of architecture, graphic design, costumes, textiles, folk art and popular culture.
Through the process of exhibition design, an important component of the museum's mission, this innovative space reflects the curriculum and multi-faceted nature of design.
The museum's goal is to educate the viewer to the discovery of the breadth and importance of design as found both in the technological societies as well as third world cultures.
designmuseum.ucdavis.edu   (121 words)

 Rodin Museum
His uncanny ability to convey movement and to show the inner feelings of the men and women he portrayed, the bravura of his light-catching modeling, and his extraordinary use of similar figures in different mediums, have established him as one of the greatest sculptors of all time.
Mastbaum began collecting works by Rodin in 1923 with the intent of founding a museum to enrich the lives of his fellow citizens.
Unfortunately, the collector did not live to see his dream realized, but his widow honored his commitment to the city, and the Museum was inaugurated on November 29, 1929.
www.rodinmuseum.org   (249 words)

 Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, located in New York City, is an international museum whose collections range from graphic and industrial design to architecture.
The first design museum in the United States, the Cooper-Hewitt houses more than 250,000 objects, including drawings and prints, rare books, textiles, wall coverings, furniture, ceramics, glass,...
A comprehensive national museum in London, England, the British Museum was established by an act of Parliament in 1753.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9320297   (746 words)

 National Building Museum: Internship Opportunities
The National Building Museum, created by an act of Congress in 1980, is America's premier institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning.
Museum interns receive complimentary Museum membership (includes subscription to Blueprints quarterly journal, the Calendar of Events, invitations to exhibition openings, a discount in the Museum Shop, and reduced fees for programming).
However, it is desirable that applicants have a strong interest in the subject areas covered by the National Building Museum's mission and in museum work in general.
www.nbm.org /Support/intern.html   (451 words)

 Vitra Design Museum by Frank Gehry
As well as Frank Gehry, Alvaro Siza, Nicholas Grimshaw, Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid are all represented, in a cross between an industrial plant and a model village.
The design museum houses temporary exhibitions on themes of furniture design, and Gehry's building makes a suitable host for them - in keeping with the theme, but - once inside - supporting, not competing with, the exhibitions.
The museum is in Germany, but the closest city is Basel in Switzerland.
www.galinsky.com /buildings/vitradesign/index.htm   (352 words)

 Design Observer: writings about design & culture
The museum's director, Cathy Leff, was named to the ID 40 in its January issue.
The largest design project in the history of the world: $1.3 billion to design and implement a social and economic stabilization program for ten cities in Iraq.
Design Observer encourages comments to be short and to the point; as a general rule, they should not run longer than the original post.
www.designobserver.com   (4704 words)

 The Octagon Museum
To celebrate over three decades of this important award, the Octagon, the museum of the American Architectural Foundation is circulating a reproduction panel exhibition that not only honors these great American buildings and their designers but also explores the ability of architecture to affect the world around it.
The oldest museum in the United States devoted to architecture and design, the Octagon Museum enables the American Architectural Foundation to increase public awareness of the power of architecture and its influence on the quality of our lives.
This building was designed by Dr. William Thornton for Col. John Tayloe III, and was constructed between 1799 and 1801.
www.archfoundation.org /octagon   (466 words)

 Exhibition Design & Museum Design - Award Winning Designers
That specialize in these design disciplines: museum design, interior design, exhibition design, Concept design, feasibility studies, lighting design, graphic design, object mounting and project management these are all form part of the SMA design studios ethos of, “the difference is in the detail”.
Concept design, feasibility studies all part of the Simon Morris Associates design studios design disciplines Museum and Exhibition designers at Simon Morris Associates.
Whether designing the interior of an office space, museum or lighting concept our experience and attention to detail proves invaluable to the client.
business.virgin.net /art.morris/index.html   (459 words)

 CULTURE: A Vision That Would Bring Me LuckPeter Saville at the Design Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The idea that high standards of design can and should be applied to ephemera such as promotional concert posters and pop records is a powerful one.
And the emotional charge associated with the combination of music and objects means that much of Saville’s visual sense and notion of the design tradition has been transmitted to a generation or more of fans who are now implementing their obsessions in their current endeavours.
Saville’s designs provided a context that was both timeless and current which is wholly appropriate to the music.
www.electric-review.com /archives/000151.html   (1257 words)

 tom dixon
interviews with the protagonists of the creative scene: we met the tunesian designer in his habitat office in london....................................
of fine art, the london design museum, the centre pompidou in paris, the moma in new
york, the museum of modern art in tokyo, the victorian and albert museum and the vitra
www.designboom.com /eng/interview/dixon.html   (530 words)

 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to continue the art and craft heritage of Kentucky through the support and education of craft artists and education of the public.
The Museum is supported in part by the Fund for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Commerce Cabinet.
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft hosts two major fundraisers a year, the Bourbon Ball in October and the Oaks Brunch on the morning of the eve of the Kentucky Derby.
www.kentuckyarts.org   (390 words)

 jasper morrison interview
interview with the british designer, he is an antidote to excess.............................................................................................................
in 1995 the office was awarded the contract to design the new hannover tram.
I had an older cousin who was beginning to design
www.designboom.com /eng/interview/morrison.html   (774 words)

 Fantasy Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Fantasy Design is a project in which schoolchildren are the main actors and producers of design.
Fantasy Design is a three-year design education project consisting of activities aimed at schools and special training and teaching materials for teachers.
Fantasy Design is promoting basic skills in design : problem-solving, cultural thinking, artistic expression, and an innovative attitude to work.
www.fantasydesign.org   (297 words)

 AAM: Welcome to the American Association of Museums
MAP helps museums of all sizes and types to attain excellence in operations and planning.
Museum Job Headquarters is available 24 hours a day and new jobs are posted daily.
On your next visit to AAM member museums, stay at a Club Quarters located in the heart of these cities: Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC.
www.aam-us.org   (318 words)

 Internships at the Naval Historical Center: Museum Studies, Naval History, Archives, Museum Education, Graphic Design
The intern is supervised by the Museum Curator who assigns tasks that might include research and development of an exhibition script, catalogs or brochures.
DESIGN: The design intern will assist in all phases of mounting major exhibitions that are the responsibility of the Design Department.
A graphics project might involve developing a design solution and preparing camera-ready art for a small museum publication or a series of graphic materials for an upcoming exhibition or event.
www.history.navy.mil /prizes/intern.htm   (1417 words)

 Amaze Design, Inc. - Aquariums, Museums, Exhibits and Zoos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amaze Design is a premiere interpretive planning and museum exhibition design firm.
We've created award-winning museums, aquariums, visitor centers and zoos throughout Europe, Australasia and the United States.
From themed environments to the display of extraordinary collections to multi-media programs, Amaze Design creates visitor experiences that inspire, educate and entertain.
www.amazedesign.com   (59 words)

 Clinton library wins National Design Award - MORE NEWS AND FEATURES - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Polshek Partnership Architects of New York, whose projects include Carnegie’s newest concert hall and the planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, was one of two winners in the architecture design category for the prizes, awarded Tuesday by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
The structure, designed to feel airy and inviting, also mimics six industrial bridges that span the river and contribute to the city’s aesthetic.
Among the architecture finalists was Joseph E. Spear, renowned designer of Major League Baseball stadiums, including Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, and the new Phillies ballpark in Philadelphia.
msnbc.msn.com /id/6285909   (691 words)

 Alison and Peter Smithson: From the House of the Future to a House of Today - Witte de With Center for Contemportary ...
Their polemics and designs - in which they focused on the burgeoning consumer society and the role of urban planning - laid the foundations for New Brutalism and the Pop Art movement of the 1960s.
A central concern for the Smithsons was the design of the dwelling.
This exhibition shows the evolution of the Smithsons' approach to the "art of inhabitation." It extensively documents almost all their designs for individual dwellings, especially their optimistic House of the Future of 1955-1956, and the series of alterations and additions to the fairy-tale Hexenhaus (Witch's House) in Germany from the mid-1980s on.
absolutearts.com /artsnews/2004/04/05/31938.html   (529 words)

 About The Chicago Athenaeum
Founded in 1988, the Museum is dedicated to the Art of Design in all areas of the
Since the Museum's founding, The Chicago Athenaeum has built an outstanding permanent collection of architecture and architectural artifacts and objects of important American, European, and local Chicago industrial design.
Though only a small portion of the museum's collection can be seen on view at any one time, The Chicago Athenaeum makes its holdings accessible to qualified researchers and designers by appointment.
www.chi-athenaeum.org /about.htm   (650 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Renowned architect will design Alzheimer's center
Steelman, who did the architectural design for the final Desert Inn renovation before the fabled resort was demolished to make room for the soon-to-open Wynn Las Vegas, said Southern Nevada has lost many of its early buildings to demolition because the town was young and growing.
But, he said, having a building designed by one of the modern legends in his field could usher in more permanency to future structures that would be built in what is now a more established community.
Plans are for the center to include 13 examination rooms, offices for health care practitioners, exhibition space, a 1,500-square-foot museum of the mind and a 2,500-square-foot auditorium.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/sun/2005/mar/02/518378812.html   (921 words)

 Picking Up Around the House (washingtonpost.com)
In the world of design, 2004 was a year of polar opposites.
All summer, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York featured a prototype for emergency shelter as the centerpiece of its garden.
National Design Awards went to the guru of "green" architecture, William McDonough, and to Aveda Corp., which packages lipsticks in high-design containers made of recycled materials.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A24376-2004Dec24.html   (1005 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Bristol | Eight firms bid for museum design
The museum is expected to open to the public in 2009
The new museum, which is expected to open its doors to the public in 2009, will tell the story of Bristol and its role as a great UK seaport.
Bristol City Council's recent bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund resulted in an award of £857,000 to develop plans for the new attraction and a pledge of £10.27m towards the project.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/click/rss/1.0/-/1/hi/england/bristol/3644304.stm   (177 words)

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