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

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Cole, Henry (1808–82)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Redgrave, Richard (1804–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Christopher Dresser

Designer Biography

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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...

On Ornament

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 1 : Design Reform, Modernism, and Modernization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Design has a twofold relation, having, in the first place, a strict reference to utility in the thing designed; and, secondarily, to the beautifying or ornamenting that utility. The word design, however, with the many has become identified...

Minton

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Minton was a British ceramics firm established in 1793 by Thomas Minton in Stoke-on-Trent, England. In 1836 Herbert Minton became art director of his father’s firm, hiring design reformers Henry Cole, A. W. N. Pugin, and Richard Redgrave...

Semper, Gottfried (1803–79)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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....