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Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...This is Arthur Mackmurdo’s title page for Wren’s City Churches (1883), woodcut on paper.This term means ‘new art’ in French, and it is called jugendstil or ‘youth style’ in Germany. Art Nouveau was an international movement and decorative...

Art Nouveau

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

Book Chapter

...Rooted in romanticism and symbolism, art nouveau(the new art) describes a richly ornamental style of decoration, architecture and art that developed during 1894–1914. Art nouveau is characterised by undulating lines, sinuous curves...

Mackmurdo, A. H. (1851–1942)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mackmurdo was an English architect and designer who founded the Century Guild of Artists in 1882. Through this group, he provided an important bridge between the values of the Arts and Crafts movement and the Art Nouveau. He found his...

Horta, Victor (1861–1947)

Javier Gimeno-Martínez

Javier Gimeno-Martínez is an assistant professor at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His work has been published in various journals including ‘Interiors’ and ‘Design and Culture’, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Belgian architect and designer, renowned for developing the visual language of Art Nouveau, Horta studied drawing and architecture at the Ghent Academy (1874–7) and then at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (1881–4). In his Hôtel...

Rörstrand

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Rörstrand is Sweden’s oldest pottery and porcelain factory founded at Rörstrand castle in Stockholm in 1726. From 1735, the workshop was able to produce finely decorated tableware in a full range of high-temperature colors. Rörstrand...

Beardsley, Aubrey

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Publishing SA, 2009

Book Chapter

...Brighton-Born, English Illustrator And Art Director Whose Black-And-White Imagery Has Come To Represent The Art Nouveau And Fin De SiÈCle Era of the 1890s. Beardsley’S Sinuous And Delicate Use Of Line, Contrasting Negative Space, Dark Areas...

Rackham, Arthur (1867–1939)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Arthur Rackham was a British London-born artist and illustrator; he studied art in evening classes at the Lambeth School of Art. Rackham embraced the grotesque and decadent natural world by using swirled lines, influenced by Art Nouveau...

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...

Zsolnay

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Zsolnay is a manufacture of ceramics, founded in Pécs, Hungary, in 1853, which developed a product range including simple industrial products and traditional tableware as well as luxury goods, tiled stoves, and building decoration. Among...

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...