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Owen Jones

Designer Biography

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...London-born Welsh architect, designer, and theorist who trained at the Royal Academy and under the architect Lewis Vulliamy, Jones is most well known for the highly influential book The Grammar of Ornament, which proposed a design aesthetic...

Aesthetic Movement

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Furness, Frank (1839–1912)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Edis, Robert (1839–1927)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...

Collinson & Lock

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Silver, Arthur (1853–96)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Arthur Silver was a British textile and pattern designer, working in the second half of the nineteenth century. Although his London-based studio, the Silver Studio, focused on the production of patterns for fabric, carpet, and wallpaper...

Herter Brothers

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Cultivating Aesthetic Ways of Looking: Walter Crane, Flora’s Feast, and the Possibilities of Children’s Literature

Childhood by Design : Toys and the Material Culture of Childhood, 1700–Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...Walter Crane’s Flora’s Feast, published in 1889, features a parade of personified flowers in Aesthetic dress. Though frequently grouped with Crane’s picture books for children, Crane wrote that the book “was not a child’s book proper,” thus...