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Beaux-Arts Style

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...