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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)

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...

Frederic Leighton’s ‘Narcissus’ Hall: sensation and interior description in nineteenth-century London

Performance, Fashion and The Modern Interior : From the Victorians to Today

Berg, 2011

Book Chapter

...In recent years, references to Mary Eliza Haweis’s (1848–1898) collection of twelve essays titled Beautiful Houses (1882) have appeared in several publications concerned with Victorian art, architecture and interiors. Many...

Day, Lewis Foreman (1845–1910)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British designer, designer theorist, and writer, whose long career is associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Aesthetic Movement, and Art Nouveau, Day first worked for stained glass manufacturers before establishing his own studio...