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Edis, Robert (1839–1927)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Edis was a British architect and furnishing designer associated with the aesthetic style of the late nineteenth century who was educated at Huntingdon Grammar School and later articled to the offices of W. G. and Edward Habershon who...

Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent (1872–98)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British author and graphic illustrator associated with the Aesthetic Movement and Art Nouveau, Beardsley received little artistic training, save night classes at the Westminster School of Art (1892). He provided numerous illustrations...

Liberty and Co.

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Arthur Lasenby Liberty (1843–1917) founded Liberty and Company in 1875 and opened a shop on Regent Street in London. The shop initially offered Japanese textiles; however, as demand for goods increased, Liberty began to import a variety...

Aesthetic Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Beginning in Britain in the later nineteenth century, the Aesthetic Movement embraced the cultivation of sensory experience in the visual arts, focusing upon the elements of form rather than subject matter and representation. The movement...

Tiffany, Louis Comfort (1848–1933)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...American designer and artist, Tiffany was the son of the founder of the eponymous New York jewelry firm. He studied painting in Europe and the United States, and by 1877 was able to found the Society of American Artists with John La Farge...

Collinson & Lock

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Frank G. Collinson and George J. Lock, employed together at the firm of Herring and Company (est. London in 1782), took over the business in 1870, establishing their own partnership. Initially successful as cabinet-makers, the firm branched...

Furness, Frank (1839–1912)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Frank H. Furness (1839–1912) was one of the most prolific and popular architects in Philadelphia during the late nineteenth century, designing hundreds of buildings of all types in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Furness...

Herter Brothers

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...One of the most prominent furniture and interior design firms in New York during the later nineteenth century, Herter Brothers designed some of the finest American interiors of the 1870s and early 1880s. Herter Brothers became one...

Jeckyll, Thomas (1827–81)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Thomas Jeckyll’s reputation as an architect and designer has been eclipsed by the saga of the so-called “Peacock Room” (1876) designed for the Liverpool shipping magnate Frederick Leyland. A pioneer of Japonaiserie, Jeckyll created...

Collecting the ‘East’: Women Travellers on the New ‘Grand Tour’

British Women and Cultural Practices of Empire, 1770–1940

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

eBook

...Reviewing John Murray’s new Handbook for India in January 1859, The London Times noted that ‘after conducting travellers and tourists over the whole of Europe, Mr. Murray has extended his valuable guide to the East. … A tour in India need...