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Christopher Dresser

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...Dresser was a British designer, design reformer and theorist, author, industrial adviser, and businessman. Born in Glasgow, he went on to train at the Government School of Design in London from 1847 to 1854, where he was inspired by key...

Henry Cole

Designer Biography

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...Museum director, civil servant, and design reformer from Bath, England, Cole was the founding director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and played a leading role in organizing the Great Exhibition of 1851...

Cole, Henry (1808–82)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Museum director, civil servant, and design reformer from Bath, England, Cole was the founding director of the Victoria and Albert Museum and played a leading role in organizing the Great Exhibition of 1851.Cole was a civil servant...

Von Falke, Jacob (1825–97) and Otto (1862–1942)

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

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...Jacob von Falke was an important curator, historian, and writer on the design of useful arts. In 1860, he published Das Kunstgewerbe, which included writings reflecting Henry Cole...

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1857–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art and design in Britain. The Museum was founded on the principle of promoting excellence in British design and manufacturing. The collection spans thousands of years and includes...

Pazaurek, Gustav E. (1865–1935)

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

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...Gustav Edmund Pazaurek was a polymath who acted as director of the Northern Bohemian Crafts Museum in Reichenberg (Liberec) from 1892 to 1905, and then as director of the State Crafts Museum in Stuttgart from 1906 to 1932. Pazaurek was also...

Semper, Gottfried (1803–79)

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

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...A German architect designer and theorist, Semper was born in Hamburg, and studied architecture in Munich from 1825. He traveled widely, then moved to Dresden where he designed the Opera House and prepared designs for Meissen porcelain work....

Redgrave, Richard (1804–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The painter and design reformer Richard Redgrave was born into industry, the son of the wire fence manufacturer William Redgrave. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1826, and his paintings reflect contemporary...

Royal College of Art, London (1837–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Founded in 1837 as the Government School of Design in Somerset House, London, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the only British institution to exclusively offer art and design education at postgraduate level. Recommendations...

Truth to Materials

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The concept of truth to material develops from ideas of true and false design consolidated by Henry Cole, Owen Jones, and Richard Redgrave in the “design reform” movement of the 1850s. It is one of three key values of the Arts and Crafts...