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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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...An interpretation of the classical style that was developed in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The style developed in the second half of the nineteenth century, as an expression of grandeur and confidence taking its...

Paris Exposition Universelle (1855)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...L’Exposition Universelle des produits de l’agriculture, de l’industrie et des Beaux-Arts (Universal Exhibition of the products of agriculture, industry, and the fine arts) took place in Paris from May 15 to November 15, 1855. The planning...

Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition (1893)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893, the second major exhibition in size and significance held in the United States, celebrated the four hundredth anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. The Exposition, financed...

École Des Beaux Arts

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Although it was only officially given the name L’École de Beaux-Arts in 1863, the school still popularly known by this title traces its origins to the earlier Académie Royale that was founded in Paris by Cardinal Mazarin in 1648. Providing...

Paris Exposition Universelle (1900)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900 was several times larger than any previous world’s fair, sprawling over large swathes of the city. As a summation of the nineteenth century and a look forward into the twentieth, spectacles...

Chicago School

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...After a disastrous fire of 1871, the city of Chicago experienced a period of unprecedented growth. Land prices soared, and architects worked to design more efficient buildings by developing techniques to build taller structures...

Neoclassicism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The desire to recall and recreate the beauty of the Classical world was first fully developed during the Renaissance, but the term Neoclassicism is used to describe the same impulse that began later, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth...