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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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A Uniform Approach? Designing Australian National Identity at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Jess Berry.

in Journal of Design History

February 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 9436 words.

The Sydney 2000 Olympics were perceived as an opportunity for Australia to rebrand itself to an international audience as a dynamic, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse society. In...

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Olympic Visions: Images of the Games through History

Paul Jobling.

in Journal of Design History

November 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Art Forms; Art Styles; History of Art; Industrial and Commercial Art. 1939 words.

Foreword: Design Histories of the Olympic Games

Jilly Traganou.

in Journal of Design History

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 3641 words.

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An Invitation to ‘Modern’ Melbourne: The Historical Significance of Richard Beck’s Olympic Poster Design

John Hughson.

in Journal of Design History

August 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 8469 words.

‘Olympic Games Melbourne: 1956’, the poster designed by Richard Beck for the XVI Olympiad, introduced a significant stylistic interruption to the imagery used to promote the Olympic...

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Clothing the British Olympic Ideal: The Emergence of Olympic Ceremonial Attire, 1896–1924

Geraldine Biddle-Perry.

in Journal of Design History

August 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 8315 words.

The history of sporting clothing has complex inter-connections with the wider fashioning of modern subjectivities. However, this remains an overlooked aspect of sports, leisure and fashion...

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When Icons Crumble—The Troubled Legacy of Olympic Design

Even Smith Wergeland.

in Journal of Design History

August 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 6294 words.

The idea of design legacy has been a vital force in London’s bid and planning for the 2012 Olympics. In this article I engage critically with this idea by investigating the Games that are...

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