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Henry Van de Velde

Designer Biography

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...Belgian designer born in Antwerp, who worked mainly in Belgium and Germany, Van de Velde studied painting at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Arts (1881–4) and later in Paris (1884–5). In 1892, he gave up painting for architecture and design...
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...Charles Francis Annesley Voysey was a British architect and designer of furniture, metalwork, textiles, and wallpapers, whose work is associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. Born in Yorkshire, Voysey was articled to the architect J...

Harold Van Doren

Designer Biography

...An American industrial designer, Van Doren was a major advocate of streamlining in product design. He studied at the Art Students League and in Paris through an art history scholarship. During his time in France, he worked among other...

Hermann Muthesius

Designer Biography

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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 attach. to the German Embassy in London...

Meissen

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...During the eighteenth century, the porcelain manufactory Meissen (near Dresden, Germany) was the first and leading manufactory in Europe for a long time. Founded in 1710 by August dem Starken as Königlich-Polnische und...

Villeroy & Boch

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Villeroy & Boch is a German ceramic and glass manufactory first established as simply Boch in 1748 at Audun-le-Tiche in Lorraine by François Boch. In 1766, Boch’s sons opened the Luxembourg branch of the factory, where it began to produce...

Western and Southern Europe 1900–1939

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 2 : World War I to World War II

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction Aside from the Great Powers—Britain, France, and Germany—and the widespread social democracy in Scandinavia, other countries in Western Europe experienced an extremely diverse mix of political circumstances in the period...

Consumption and Consumerism

Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Principal of The Studio at the Edge of the World, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia and Visiting Professor at Universidad de Ibagué, Colombia. Tony has held academic positions in Australia and internationally and is the author of twelve books, including Design Futuring(2009); Design as Politics (2011) and Becoming Human By Design (2012). His latest book is Remaking Cities (2017). 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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...There are three usages of the word consumption: the economic, the medical, and the biological.The dominant usage of the term is the economic, which defines consumption as the binary of production within the reproductive cycle of the dynamic...

Voysey, Charles Francis Annesley (1857–1941)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Charles Francis Annesley Voysey was a British architect and designer of furniture, metalwork, textiles, and wallpapers, whose work is associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. Born in Yorkshire, Voysey was articled to the architect J...

The Arts and Crafts Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Arts and Crafts Movement was a response to new technologies that had increased production and consumption of manufactured goods while at the same time resulting in poor quality and adverse working conditions for craftsmen. Critics...